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USAID and EPOSPEA Join Forces to Market Ethiopia Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices

The U.S. Government joined with the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors and Exporters Association and other industry leaders and stakeholders as a major sponsor for the third international conference on pulses, oilseeds and spices, one of the largest segments of the agricultural sector. 

Peace Corps’ Master Farmer Program Boosts Food Security and Economic Growth in Senegal

With support from the presidential initiative Feed the Future, the Peace Corps hosts a series of trainings at Master Farms that offer community members the opportunity to learn basic agriculture and agroforestry techniques, basic accounting, and how to create demonstration plots. The training participants then receive funds and seed—such as rice, millet, corn, sorghum, and cowpeas—to start a small demonstration plot of their own.

USAID Launches New Land Administration to Nurture Development: LAND Program

The program will bolster land administration capacity in the country and will expand land certification for smallholder farmers in Agriculture Growth Program woredas. The new program will also work with pastoral communities on access to grazing land and water and to build resilience in drought-prone areas.

USAID Administrator Shah Outlines Global Nutrition Commitments, Partnerships and Progress

Today, during a global nutrition-focused event co-hosted by Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah underscored the U.S. Government’s long-term leadership in the effort to reduce undernutrition around the world. Administrator Shah made remarks along with The Minister of Trade and Development of Ireland, Joe Costello.

U.S.-Australia-India Public-Private Partnership Uses New Crop Technologies to Help Smallholder Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

This new collaboration will leverage ACPFG’s unique gene technologies and considerable expertise in cereal stress tolerance and Vibha’s field evaluation and rice transformation capabilities to develop new rice and wheat varieties with enhanced tolerance to drought and salinity, allowing farmers more stable production in the face of sudden drought and evolving salt water intrusion. 

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USAID Releases its First Water and Development Strategy

USAID’s Water and Development Strategy elevates the importance and visibility of water as a development priority within the Agency and highlights its importance in meeting the development imperatives to improve health and increase food security. 

USAID, Syngenta Collaborate to Improve Global Food Security

This commitment advances agricultural development and food security goals set by developing country governments and supported by USAID through the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, which is part of the U.S. contribution to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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