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Building the Foundation for a Two-State Solution

Deputy Assistant Administrator Romanowski and Administrator Rajiv Shah play soccer with a student at the Az Zeer school in Harmala. Click to view more photos from the visit to the Middle East

Last month I visited USAID’s West Bank and Gaza Mission and witnessed how our diverse programs bring tangible benefits to the lives of Palestinians. I came away from another whirlwind visit certain that USAID’s work helps build the foundation for peace.

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Cash-for-Work Builds Livelihoods

A view of Prosopis juliflora. Photo credit: Save the Children

It invades the farmlands in the Kelafe district of the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and it has been identified as the single most important factor contributing to livelihood vulnerability of local communities. What is it?

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Farmer Field Schools: A Safe Place to Discuss Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence affects people everywhere, including the predominantly agrarian rural communities where USAID and its partners work to improve agricultural production.

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Growing More Food With Less Water

A farmer in Iraq grows healthy crops by using innovative irrigation techniques.

When you sit down to your next meal, take a look at your plate.  How much water do you see? The obvious answer might be “little” or “none”.  But the surprising truth is you are likely consuming thousands of liters of water every time you sit down for a quick bite. Estimates suggest the average […]

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Namibia

The next installment in the USAID Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Namibia. Read more >>

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Empowering Women to Address Climate Change

Women often lead the way in adapting to climate change impacts. Read more >>

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Reclaiming Refuse to Help Generate Reliable Power

Energy and agriculture are closely linked: reliable access to affordable power is a key component to developing a country’s agriculture sector Read more >>

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Liberian Radio Offers Creative Solutions to Rural Problems

In rural Liberia, community radio stations are quickly becoming the simplest way to relay information to isolated communities. Read more >>

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Meet the Experts: New Fellow Helps Feed the Future Apply Lessons Learned in Scaling Health Care Innovations to Agriculture

Meet Jon Colton, a new Jefferson Science Fellow with USAID, who will support the Feed the Future initiative’s work to scale up promising technologies that help smallholder farmers improve global food security. Read more >>

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Smarter, Healthier, Wealthier – Helping Rural Cambodians Live Better Lives

Agriculture is of huge importance to Cambodia and USAID’s support is helping farmers become more successful by introducing new techniques. Read more >>

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