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Subsistence to Surplus: How Gifty Went from Barely Making Ends Meet to Meeting President Obama

A surplus harvest seemed almost too good to be true to Gifty, a smallholder farmer in Ethiopia. But with new seeds and some help from the United States, she transformed her farm and her life. Today, she shared the story of her success with President Obama.

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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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Meeting the President: How the United States is Helping Women Farmers in Senegal

A female rice farmer reflects on President Obama’s visit to the agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal during June 2013. Read more >>

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What Do Walmart and USAID Have In Common?

Today Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and USAID signed a new global Memorandum of Understanding to help farmers and women contribute to the economic development of their communities. Read more >>

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Why Strong Land Rights Advance Food Security

In order to continue the momentum to make hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty permanently a thing of our past, we must work with governments to help them develop secure property rights for farmers — both large and small-scale. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Empowering Women Through Horticultural Innovations

Meet some of the Bangladesh women farmers that have benefited from innovative agriculture training. Read more >>

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Planting the Seeds of Sustainability in South Sudan

Small sums can generate big returns—in this case for both South Sudanese farmers and USAID. Read more >>

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From the Field in Georgia: Collaboration Bears Fruit for Georgian Farmers

USAID has helped establish 50 farmer groups for Georgia’s two leading agricultural exports — mandarins and hazelnuts. Read more >>

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama

A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: POTUS and Administrator Shah at Agriculture Technology Marketplace in Senegal

POTUS & Administrator Shah tour the Feed the Future agricultural technology marketplace during trip to Africa. Read more >>

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