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ACDI/VOCA signature tools

Why Signature Tools?

International development is often criticized because organizations took a “one size fits all” approach to their work, ignoring local history, …

All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovation Challenge

Out of hundreds of applicants, the EasyDry M500– a portable grain dryer developed through ACDI/VOCA and ASI’s AflaSTOP project– won …

Bangladesh LPIN, market, nutrition

Multiple Pathways to Nutrition in Bangladesh

As an agricultural development professional (and someone who eats regularly), I’m well aware that sustained, quality nutrition is a foundation …

ACDI/VOCA project participant Selma Bangladesh

Salma’s Story: A Rising Woman Entrepreneur in Bangladesh

Salma, a mother of two, lives on a large piece of land in the Jessore district of southwestern Bangladesh and …

aflastop innovations in drying

Innovations in Portable Drying: Overview Brief

Drying grain is an essential post-harvest handling step in much of Africa: it reduces post-harvest losses due to mold, affects …

aflastop hermetic storage

Hermetic Storage: Overview Brief

In the fight against aflatoxin contamination and its devastating effects on human health and food security, storage is a critical …

Makeba Clay in Ghana, Farmer-to-Farmer

Field Notes from Ghana: Looking Back

As my volunteering assignment came to an end, I couldn’t help but reflect on the entire experience. Working with members …

ACDI/VOCA Mozambique LEAD project participant Argentina Wamuse

Backyard Businesses Empower Women in Mozambique

Argentina runs her supply business from her backyard in the outskirts of Maputo. For Argentina Wamuse, a farmer in the …

EasyDry M500 Portable Maize Dryer: A Drying Solution for Smallholder Farmers

EasyDry M500 Portable Maize Dryer: Key Operational Features