A worker at the Banko Gotiti Cooperative in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region of Ethiopia holds a handful of ripe red Yirgacheffe coffee berries. Credit: Marcelo Pereira / USAID Agribus Market Develop

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn some of the ways entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, diaspora groups and others work hand-in-hand with USAID to help the Agency fulfill its mission in countries around the world—and how those efforts boomerang back to the United States. Some highlights:

  • More than 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year on this planet and Ethiopian growers are hard at work to get more of their brews in the hands of U.S. coffee drinkers
  • From farmers to disease detectives, USAID supports a wide swath of people in several Asian countries as they go about their critically important work of identifying viruses before they can become pandemics.
  • Playing matchmaker between Jamaican youth and successful Jamaicans in the U.S. is leading to a marriage of the ‘entrepreneurial’ minds.
  • She attended primary school in a refugee camp. Now this South Sudan native is earning a master’s degree in the U.S. so she can go back home for a mission close to her heart—boosting girls’ education.

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Angela Rucker is a writer at USAID.