ACDI/VOCA Uganda RWANU woman with goats

Giving Women Goats: Why Gender Matters

When I was nine years old, my uncle gave me a calf. At least, I thought he did. It happened …

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ACDI/VOCA Uganda RWANU market systems

Sowing the Seeds of Resilience through Market Systems Development

Growing up on a small homestead farm left me with the desire to grow some of my own food because …

ACDI/VOCA Burkina Faso ViM health

Mother Leaders Strengthen Village Health in Burkina Faso

Messages of health are spreading in Koulogho village, found in the Center-North region of Burkina Faso. Abibou Ouedraogo, 26, is …

ACDI/VOCA Burkina Faso ViM credit for women

Access to Credit Empowers Women in Burkina Faso

Traditional agricultural practices in the Center-North Region of Burkina Faso have often led to low yields of millet, cowpea, sorghum, …

Kyrgyzstan Agro Horizon prune drying

USAID Kyrgyz Project Leverages Private Investment to Export Dried Fruit

The next time you buy dried fruit in the United States, you may be buying apricots or plums grown by …

ACDI/VOCA Data Digest data next level

Part 3: Data 101-Taking Your Data to the Next Level

If you missed the first and second posts in the Data Digest series, I recommend you start there. In these …

Expanding Incomes for Small-scale Poultry Producers in Burkina Faso

Passingbamba Zoré was still in his twenties a couple years ago when he started a poultry raising business. A hardworking …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia Work for Reconciliation Youth Job Training

Workforce Development Promises Social Mobility in Colombia

One in two people living in the Barranquilla work in the informal economy, shining shoes and cleaning houses, according to …

ACDI/VOCA Women New Year's Resolutions

Making New Year’s (and New Projects’) Resolutions Stick

Last year, I made four (four!) major New Year’s resolutions: Be more productive. Run a marathon. Be less stressed. Exercise …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia Farmers Market

Smallholder Farmers Showcase Products & Harvest in Colombia Markets

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