USAID is empowering women by introducing livestock ownership as a productive, resilience-building activity that ultimately benefits entire communities.
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“Localize It”: A Voice from the Field
“Localize it” is a phrase that increasingly resonates in the world of development. It echoes the growing voice from the field calling for greater local involvement, locally based solutions, and empowerment of local communities. This is all the more true in the context of building partnerships with the private sector to address development objectives. As […]
First Time Loans Give Grassroots Farmers a Chance to Grow
USAID Mozambique and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency are helping to get needed funds into the hands of entrepreneurs so they can grow their businesses.
Healing Plants to Feed a Nation
Miriam Otipa was the first women in her village in Kenya to earn a science degree. She wanted to do more to ease farmers’ suffering and is now providing solutions to plant diseases.
Olive Oil of Hope
They say money doesn’t grow on trees. But how about peace? The USAID project Olive Oil Without Borders is boosting economic cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli olive farmers.
Water, Food and Extreme Poverty
USAID is harnessing the power of innovation to address one of the most pressing challenges in the developing world — securing water for food. Learn more about the most exciting ideas we’ve received!
Celebrating the Richness of Uzbekistan’s Harvest
A USAID program economist recounts his recent trip to Uzbekistan, where he witnessed the rich abundance of Uzbekistan’s land. Read more >>
From the Field in India and Nepal: Tibetan Refugees Grow Household Incomes Via Organic Kitchen Gardens
The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements in India and Nepal project is improving the economic status of Tibetan settlements. Read more >>
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 >>
Doubling Incomes and Impact in Cambodia
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia discusses the growth he’s seen in Cambodia under President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative. Read more >>