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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. …

ACDI/VOCA Sierra Leone Snap+ measuring child for development

Building Resilience During Humanitarian Crises

At Inside NGO’s recent Food Aid Roundtable, Matthew Nims, acting director of Food for Peace (FFP), spoke about the future …

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 …

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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 …

ACDI/VOCA FEST Colombia youth engaged in electrical training

Can Youth Employment Build Peace in Colombia?

Colombia’s Congress recently signed a peace agreement ending a 50-year conflict with guerillas and paramilitary groups that left 250,000 people …

ACDI/VOCA Bangladesh project participant feeding cows

Harnessing the Power of Milk

I recently took part in a conference hosted by the Idaho Dairymen and the U.S. Dairy Export Council on dairy …

ACDI/VOCA Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) Initiative’s evaluation team in Nicaragua

Learning for Gender Integration: New Methods to Capture Stronger Evidence

The Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) Initiative’s evaluation team in Nicaragua   As a member of ACDI/VOCA’s gender team—and throughout …

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 …

ACDI/VOCA Ghana Volunteer David Ringuette

ACDI/VOCA Volunteer Helps Mango Farmers Improve Productivity

Mango growers in southern Ghana with ACDI/VOCA Volunteer David Ringuette (center), wearing gifts he received during their last session Ghana …

Uganda RWANU Farmer Field Day

Environmental Awareness in Uganda and at Home

Recent studies show that the human population’s growth rate is increasing by 1.11% per year. Less clear, however, are the …

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