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Remarkable Progress, But 820 Million Still Hungry 

In the last four decades, the world has gotten incredibly better at addressing food insecurity. Roughly 40 years ago, my …

Beacons of Hope Demonstrate Impact of U.S. Investment in Central America

Honduras has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Named “Murder Capital” of the World in 2012, the …

What Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Can Do for International Development 

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency, Libra. Libra will be managed by a consortium of firms known as the Libra Association and will fully …

President & CEO CJ Hall Reflects on First Year with ACDI/VOCA

It seems impossible, but my calendar tells me that I have now been a member of the ACDI/VOCA team for …

Do Behavior Change & Market Systems Development Belong Together? Colleagues Sound Off on Tensions & Synergies

In April, a number of ACDI/VOCA staff members had the great pleasure of participating in the 2019 Market System Symposium …

The Dirty Secret of Volunteering: You Get More than You Give 

Thank you, Peace Corps. In 1975, serendipity led me to you via an anonymous want ad touting “Teaching Positions Overseas.” An application and …

Gender Equality Is Gaining Momentum – As It Should!

We often hear that the future of a globalized economy is female. To me, that means that not only is …

Healthy, Happy Goats: A Volunteer’s Story from Ghana

Following an extremely rewarding career with the United States Agency for International Development, I decided to focus my time on …

What Adaptive Management Means to Me—in Market Systems & Beyond

Q&A with Sergio E. Rivas (right), chief of party of the USAID Transforming Market Systems activity in Honduras Q: Tell …

Celebrating a Renewed Commitment to U.S. Leadership in Global Food Security

We sincerely applaud bipartisan congressional leaders for the recent enactment of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). At the height …

Produce More with Less: Adapting to Climate Change in the Face of Increasing Hunger

In Bangladesh, 75 percent of agricultural land is devoted to growing rice, which subsequently supports the staple-heavy dietary habits of …

The Future of Food is Bleak. Here’s How We Can Leverage the Private Sector to Face It.

This post originally appeared on The SEEP Network. With the recent publication of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in …