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Pride Month Blog Series: Experts Discuss Opportunities for Expanding LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Agriculture and Market Systems Development

This Pride Month, we explore why the inclusion of LGBTQ+ populations matters in global development. In previous blogs, we discussed …

From Project to Sustainable Progress: Tanager and ACDI/VOCA Help Local NGO NAFAKA Kilimo Impact Tanzanian Agriculture

Tanager, ACDI/VOCA, and AV Ventures share a mission to improve economic and social conditions for vulnerable populations around the world. …

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Ana Sofía’s Story: Transgender Youth in Colombia Pave the Way for Others at Work

Her rose-printed skirt sways when she walks in the room. She tucks her hair behind her ear. As she tells …

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Willert’s Story: Finding Formal Employment as an LGBTQI+ Youth in Colombia

“I never imagined I could find a workplace so welcoming and committed to labor inclusion,” said Willert Moreno (pictured right …

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power Visits the USAID Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity

This month, USAID Administrator Samantha Power made her first trip abroad since being sworn in. On June 13, she traveled …

Pride Month Q&A: Experts Discuss Challenges and Opportunities for Collecting LGBTQ+ Data

This Pride Month, we explore why the inclusion of LGBTQ+ populations matters in global development from the perspective of international …

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Pride Month Blog Series: Why the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Populations in Agriculture and Market Systems Matters, Part 2

This June marks Pride Month, a celebration of the advancement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) rights and …

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Pride Month Blog Series: Why the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Populations in Agriculture and Market Systems Matters, Part 1

This June marks Pride Month, a celebration of the advancement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) rights and …

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Rihanna’s Story: Overcoming Neighborhood Divisions and LGBTQ+ Discrimination in Colombia

The northern part of Quibdó is one of the poorest areas of the city. It’s also where displaced populations fleeing …

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Making Markets Inclusive: Tips for Advancing Inclusion Through Co-Creation with the Private Sector, Part 2

Many agricultural market systems development (MSD) programs have been turning their attention toward the inclusion of women, youth, and other marginalized groups …

Inclusive Market Systems Interactive Site

Explore ACDI/VOCA’s inclusive market systems approach through this interactive site.

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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 …