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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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Interagency Panel on Economic Statecraft to Create Competitive Foreign Markets

Eric Postel speaks at the Economic Statecraft panel. Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID.

Last Monday, December 10, I had the opportunity to speak at an interagency panel on the topic of Economic Statecraft and Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania

Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania

Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania. This video features the work of a USAID funded project “Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development” (BALANCED). Read more >>

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Picture of the Week

Through the USAID-funded Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project, production of biofertilizer out of organic waste was organized on a dairy farm in northern Kyrgyzstan. Natural biofertilizer, rich in biologically active substances and microelements, is derived in the process of anaerobic fermentation. This initiative helps to implement environmentally-friendly techniques and promotes organic farming in Kyrgyzstan. From […]

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Ask the Expert: Eric Postel, on Economic Growth, Education, and Environment

For Earth Day, the Impact Blog interviewed Eric Postel, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). You are head of the E3 bureau, which works in the environment, energy, water and climate change sectors, among others.  In the context of Earth Day, why is this work so important? When I […]

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Tell USAID’s Story with Photos – Last Call

To celebrate Earth Day this year, USAID is hosting a photo contest to showcase the ways we are working to conserve the environment and mitigate climate change. The contest is open to all, including USAID employees and interns; employees of NGOs and contractors; and representatives from universities, foundations and other organizations that partner with the […]

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Worth a Thousand Words: Photo Contest Captures USAID Environment Projects

Never heard of a dugong? This photo took top-10 honors in the most recent FrontLines photo contest. Dugongs, a type of large marine mammal caught by the residents of Maliangin, Malaysia, are now released within the Maliangin marine sanctuary as a result of the USAID and World Wildlife Fund Coral Triangle Support Partnership. The collaboration […]

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World Water Week: Protecting Lives and the Environment

By: Christian Holmes, USAID’s Global Water Coordinator During World Water Week 2011, I participated in a “WASH/Environmental Working Group” panel which addressed this critical linkage. This Washington, DC panel was hosted by the Water and Sanitation Program which is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank. The panel participants consisted of Catholic Relief Services […]

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Greenhouses Changing Lives in Gaza

Mariam Mohammad Abu Jarad during greenhouse installation  Photo Credit: Jamila Al Za'anin, Save the Children Gaza.

Through the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion project, USAID has installed 86 greenhouses in Gaza. Read more >>

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USAID Strengthens Malaria Control Efforts in Africa

Thanks to a little teamwork, efforts toward sustainable malaria control in Africa just received a boost. Indoor residual spraying (IRS), a mainstay of malaria eradication efforts for decades, has typically involved oversight by health specialists trained in IRS application.

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