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Why Strong Land Rights Advance Food Security

A woman on a cassava farm at Cauca, Colombia. Clear and defined property rights empower farmers to make better economic decisions with their land, avoid land conflicts or illegal land grabs, and enable them to look into long-term resource management and sustainability practices. Photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT/CC BY-SA

In order to continue the momentum to make hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty permanently a thing of our past, we must work with governments to help them develop secure property rights for farmers — both large and small-scale. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Empowering Women Through Horticultural Innovations

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Meet some of the Bangladesh women farmers that have benefited from innovative agriculture training. Read more >>

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Preparing Youth for Employment

Women in Mali using "Stepping Stone." Photo credit: EDC

Guest blogger from Education Development Center discusses how youth in Mali are prepared for employed, armed with literacy and numeracy skills. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Market Linkages in Bangladesh

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USAID has worked with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to better manage and conserve Bangladesh’s natural resources and biodiversity since 1998. Read more >>

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HIV+ and Pregnant: A Deadly Combination?

A couple from Nigeria holds their 5-month-old HIV-negative baby. Photo credit: Deidre Schoo, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

According to new estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women had 8 times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Launches “Promote” a New Initiative to Benefit Afghan Women

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Last week, Administrator Shah at the United States Insittute for Peace, launched a five-year program targeting the education, promotion, and training of a new generation of Afghan women, aged 18-30.

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama

Nimna Diayaté showed President Obama how technology helps her corn growers federation in Senegal. Photo credit: Zach Taylor, USAID

A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>

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Demographic and Health Survey Show Positive Results in Haiti

Patients get laboratory work done at a USAID-supported health clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (May 15, 2013). Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health-care indicators in particular those of Haitian women and children. Read more >>

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Angola Embraces New WHO Guidelines That Pave Way for Universal HIV Treatment for Pregnant Women

Physicians, nurses, and community health workers of Clinical Km 12 with PEPFAR technical consultants during site visit. Photo credit: Dr. Samson Ngonyani

USAID Angola embraces new WHO guidelines that provide an option for universal, lifelong treatment of pregnant mothers who test HIV-positive. Read more >>

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Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health for All

World Population Day 2013 aims to draw awareness to the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Photo credit: Netsanet Assaye, Courtesy of Photoshare

On World Population Day, USAID joins the global community in raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Read more >>

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