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Improving Agriculture to Help Lift Nigerian Families Out of Poverty

Alex Thier (far left) looks on as a Nigerian farmer checks the starch level of his cassava crop. (Photo Credit: USAID)

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.

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Partnerships and Opportunity: Reflections from the African Union Summit

In late January, when President Obama addressed the country, he spoke of our work across Africa “bringing together businesses and governments to double access to electricity and help end extreme poverty.” I watched, from Nairobi, Kenya, where I had just seen his words brought to life. The day before, I traveled to Baringo—a rural county in midwestern Kenya, where half the population lives in poverty and over 90 percent of people don’t have access to electricity.

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To End Extreme Poverty, Tackle Fragility

One year after President Obama pledged the United States’ commitment to work with partners to end extreme poverty by 2030, the Center for American Progress convened a conversation as part of USAID’s think tank series on just what it will take to get there.

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250 Million Children In The World Cannot Read And USAID Is Doing Something About It

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Two hundred and fifty million children in the world cannot read according to the recently released Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All; 130 million of them are in primary school. If these children do not learn to read they will have fewer opportunities and struggle with learning for the rest of their lives.

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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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Giving Thanks for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger

We’re thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a collective global effort to end poverty and hunger around the world. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

USAID news stories during week of November 18, 2013. Read more >>

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A Global Effort to End Extreme Poverty

For the first time in history – a world without extreme poverty is possible. Read more >>

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Cultivating Entrepreneurial Spirits in Youth to End Extreme Poverty

Young people are catalyzers for changing the world and ending extreme poverty within our lifetime. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: USAID Celebrates 52 Years of Progress

On November 1, USAID will celebrate its 52nd birthday! Read more >>

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