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Feed the Future Activity Promotes New Rice Seed Variety in Bangladesh

Improved seed development and breeding remains a major constraint to introducing commercial productive seed varieties in Bangladesh. A new rice …

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Anara’s Story: A Young Kyrgyz Entrepreneur with Sweet Dreams

Anara Erkebaeva (pictured far right, above) lives in Uchkun village, near the city of Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. Even though …

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U.S.-Based Volunteer Supports Honduran Businesses As They Recover from COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the USAID Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity in Honduras has been …

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Feed the Future Activity Sets in Motion a Bangladesh Commodity Trade Portal

The Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, signed an agreement …

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Investing in a Hub for Digital Nomads in Kyrgyzstan

An important step has been taken toward the emergence of a hub for digital nomads, or independent remote workers, in …

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Earth Day: Celebrating Partnerships and Shared Voices

By its nature, agriculture is an innate partnership. The seed joins with the soil, water and nutrients to produce a …

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Volunteers Support Eco-Friendly Agritourism

What is tourism going to look like in the future? That is the question on many people’s minds as vaccine …

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Funding for Transformation

ACDI/VOCA has a growing portfolio of market systems development projects that engage with the private sector, industry chambers, and market …

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April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to recognize the lasting impact of volunteer service on our communities, local and …

COVID-19 Crisis As a Lens to Understanding Resiliency of Agent Banks in Bangladesh

Published on Marketlinks, April 15, 2021.

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Supporting Farmers’ Access to Inputs in Bangladesh During COVID-19

One of the many damaging side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh was a blocking of critical agricultural inputs, …

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Making Markets Inclusive: Designing for Inclusion

Tools and Tactics from Zambia Many agricultural market systems development (MSD) programs have been turning their attention toward the inclusion of women, …

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Feed the Future Activity Promotes New Rice Seed Variety in Bangladesh

Improved seed development and breeding remains a major constraint to introducing commercial productive seed varieties in Bangladesh. A new rice …