USAID is taking steps to ensure that we are making the most out of our investments in innovative practices, business models and technologies. We’re achieving greater development impacts by integrating pay-for-results approaches.
Tag archives for Agriculture
Raising Goats (and Confidence) in Uganda
USAID is empowering women by introducing livestock ownership as a productive, resilience-building activity that ultimately benefits entire communities.
“Localize It”: A Voice from the Field
“Localize it” is a phrase that increasingly resonates in the world of development. It echoes the growing voice from the field calling for greater local involvement, locally based solutions, and empowerment of local communities. This is all the more true in the context of building partnerships with the private sector to address development objectives. As […]
First Time Loans Give Grassroots Farmers a Chance to Grow
USAID Mozambique and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency are helping to get needed funds into the hands of entrepreneurs so they can grow their businesses.
Healing Plants to Feed a Nation
Miriam Otipa was the first women in her village in Kenya to earn a science degree. She wanted to do more to ease farmers’ suffering and is now providing solutions to plant diseases.
Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger
As we start 2015, take a moment to learn about global hunger and consider what you can do to help end it. You can start by reading Feed the Future’s “Year in Review.”
Mobile Agriculture: A Lifeline for Pakistan’s Farmers
USAID is boosting rural incomes through “mobile agriculture,” a promising technology that sends crucial information and financial services directly to farmers’ mobile phones.
Improving Agriculture to Help Lift Nigerian Families Out of Poverty
USAID/Nigeria has been investing in several agriculture activities such as Thai Farms to support local farmers. In fact, Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS II) is the Nigeria Mission’s flagship agriculture activity. This project seeks to connect local farmers to markets, introduce new technology and partnerships, and provide training to farmers to improve production capacity.
Want to empower women in agriculture? Use technology.
It’s very difficult to effectively manage responsibilities if you have neither the authority over nor access to the required skills, networks, resources, or decision-making power needed to complete critical tasks. Yet, that is the situation women in Tanzania’s agricultural sector face. According to research from the World Bank, women form the majority of Tanzania’s agriculture […]