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Why Open Data Matters: G-8 and African Nations Increase Open Data for Food Security

Kenyan farmer shows her crops. Photo credit: Jimmy Wambua

The concept of open agriculture data fuses transparency and technology to improve food security worldwide. Read more >>

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NEWEST Rice Marks Latest Milestone

Researchers in Uganda plant seeds in the first ever confined field trials of genetically engineered rice in Africa. Photo Credit: Jimmy Lamo, NACRRI

Feed the Future partners from U.S. and international research communities and the private sector have teamed up to apply these tools to common challenges faced by millions of rice farmers throughout Africa. Read more >>

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Facilitating Economic Growth through Infrastructure and Trade

Eric Postel is assistant administrator the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment

On March 29, AA Eric Postel participated in an economic growth roundtable with the Presidents of Malawi, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, and the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, to examine ways to strengthen trade and investment , and improve the countries’ business environments. Read more >>

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Accelerating Progress with LGBT Global Development Partnership

Dr. Maura O'Neill is the chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID.

USAID and partners created the LGBT Global Development Partnership to further LGBT equality in developing and emerging market countries. Read more >>

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Saving Lives at Birth Innovator Named CNN Hero of the Year

Midwife in Samaru Clinic using typical kerosene lighting. Photo credit: We Care Solar

In March, Saving Lives at Birth innovator, Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar, was named a CNN Hero of the Year. Read more >>

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Digitizing Education

Students play a mobile game in Kenya. Photo credit: Ed Owles, Worldview

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Catherine Oliver Smith, COO and Co-Founder of Urban Planet Mobile, aimed to develop and distribute digital education worldwide. Read more >>

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U.S. Investments in Foreign Aid Provide a Healthy Return

Dennis Tabula, Senior Clinical Officer, Frontline Health Worker Award

Yesterday, we celebrated and honored the work of health workers at the “Celebrating Health Workers in Uganda” event. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: A New Kind of Development

A New Kind of Development

With JP Morgan and the Gates, Gatsby, and Rockefeller Foundations, USAID delivers much needed growth capital to boost the productivity and profitability of Africa’s undercapitalized agriculture sector. Read more >>

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A Record-Breaking Year for Mobilizing Private Capital for Development

Putting Local Wealth to Work: Development Credit Authority 2012 Portfolio. Photo Credit: USAID.

USAID is enabling private markets in the developing world to provide financing to the people who need it most. Read more >>

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life

Mother and Child Uganda 9 21 12

Imagine that you are a young woman who is pregnant, lives in a remote location far from a hospital, and you have a husband and mother-in law who think giving birth at home with an untrained attendant will suffice. Read more >>

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