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ACDI/VOCA Burkina Faso trees

Planting Trees: An Investment in the Environment Improves Food Security and Nutrition

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, I am admittedly a bit of a tree hugger. …

Nigeria agriculture alliance meeting

Launch of Alliance Agriculture in Nigeria Adds Private Sector to Irrigation Project

On August 9, in Abuja, Nigeria, ACDI/VOCA launched its newest initiative: Alliance Agriculture, a private-sector-led partnership to pilot an integrated …

ACDI/VOCA Uganda USAID-funded RWANU youth participant in agricultural field

Challenging Our Assumptions on How Best to Engage Youth

In 2016, I visited northern Uganda to assess the impact on youth of the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition …

ACDI/VOCA Spotlights Youth in Projects Around the World

ACDI/VOCA volunteer Dr. Hameed

Growing Mushrooms in Ghana

Over the last two years, I traveled to the towns of Kumasi, in southern Ghana, and Haasto, near the capital …

Jamaican Agricultural Group Gives Back to Community with JaREEACH

Jamaican Agricultural Group Gives Back to Community with Support of Ja REEACH II

Two years ago, the Golden Valley Jamaica Agricultural Society (GVJAS), based in Saint Thomas, Jamaica, received training on agroforestry as …

The tractor-adapted motorized seeder designed by the president of the Nièta Cooperative in Mali

Mali CVC Nièta Cooperative: A Quick Learner

The tractor-adapted motorized seeder designed by the president of the Nièta Cooperative. Photo: Adama Bengaly (G-Force) The Nièta Cooperative of …

ACDI/VOCA Uganda RWANU Brochure

Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) Brochure

The five-year Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project, implemented by ACDI/VOCA, focuses on reducing food insecurity and malnutrition …

Uganda RWANU Stoves

Uganda RWANU Combats Deforestation with Energy-Saving Stoves

Upon entering Cecilia Aurien’s compound, one is greeted by an odd sight: an array of energy-saving stoves arranged in two …

ACDI/VOCA Liberia FIFES Community Forestry as a Business

Before and After: A Decade of Protecting Liberia’s Forests

In 2003, the departure of the former president Charles Taylor from Liberia marked the end of the country’s 14-year long …