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How Better-Trained Farmers are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Imazon has trained Brazilian cattle farmers to use their pastures more efficiently, reducing the need to cut down trees to clear land. Photo credit: Lou Gold/Flickr

In partnership with Mercy Corps and the Skoll Foundation, USAID along with Imazon, is proving that environmental sustainability, economic growth, land rights and good governance can actually go together. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Turning the Tide on Global Hunger


In this Feed the Future video, narrator Matt Damon discusses efforts to turn the tide against global hunger and increase agricultural production around the world. Read more >>

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Building a More Nutritious Future for All

Administrator Shah attends Nutrition for Growth event in London. Photo credit: USAID

At a landmark event in London this weekend, global government, business, and civil society leaders will join together to commit to a different future — one in which every child benefits from the nutrition needed to grow and thrive. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases May/June 2013 Issue

Paul Jean Marc, a member of one of Haiti's flower growers associations, shows one of the association’s greenhouses filled with chrysanthemums. Photo credit: Feed the Future

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to get updates about how the Agency is implementing the Feed the Future initiative. Read more >>

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Proof that the U.S. Government, NGOs and Activists are Working Together on Nutrition

USAID Administrator Raj Shah with ONE’s U.S. Executive Director Tom Hart. Photo credit:

How do the US government, NGOs, the agriculture policy community and activists plan to get world leaders to prioritize chronic malnutrition at this year’s G8 Summit? By working together – and here’s a video to prove it. Read more >>

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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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Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data


Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050. Read more >>

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Who Stole My Cow? Open Data and Praedial Larceny


Relevant and timely access to data for not only policy makers and data scientists, but also farmers, innovators and other intermediaries, will help create the solutions needed to prevent threats to food security. Read more >>

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Shared Ag Data is a Secured Future for Vulnerable Populations

Innovations in farming creates benefits for everyone in the community. Photo credit: USAID

Ag data provides critical information that help the lives of the primary producers who feed the nation. Read more >>

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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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