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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan

On August 28, 2015, hundreds of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, USAID representatives, and media gathered in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to celebrate the …

Liberian Women’s Co-op Increases Income and Food Security

The Gbehlay Geh Rural Women Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative Society (GRWFMCS) is a women-managed cooperative in east-central Liberia. The cooperative has …

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits ACDI/VOCA-Supported Coffee Co-op

A U.S. Congressional Delegation toured the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union’s (YCFCU) processing plant in Addis Ababa during Obama’s state …

ACDI/VOCA Promotes Youth Opportunities

Globally, ACDI/VOCA implements agricultural programs that promote opportunities for smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods. Today, on International Youth Day, …

President Obama visits ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia AMDe project

Obama Visits ACDI/VOCA Project Participant on July State Visit

During his recent two-day visit to Ethiopia late last month, the first by a sitting U.S. president, President Obama met …

Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Helps Ghanaian Cashew Cooperative

Located in central Ghana’s Brong Ahafo region, the Busunya Cashew Farmers’ Cooperative (BCFC) is a perfect example of how the …

Ethiopian Coffee Cooperative to Double Exports

Over the last several years, the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU) had to turn away buyers due to an …

Photo Contest 2015

And the 2015 Annual Photo Contest grand prize winner is … Lauren Bell! Our 2015 contest has been a tremendous …

New Technology Turns Mobile Phone into Mobile Wallet in Ghana

When you ask farming entrepreneur John Nante Muyo if he’d rather carry a wallet full of Ghanaian cedi or his …

Ja REEACH Youth Climate Change Conference 2015 Launch

On May 6, 2015, the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project and partners …

I-SMART v.2.0 Launched for Food for Peace Projects

Quality, reliable data is an essential part of any successful development project. Good data informs decision making, tests project hypotheses, …

Experts Discuss the Future of Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopia is the birthplace and Africa’s largest producer of Arabica coffee. With over 80 percent of Ethiopia dependent on agriculture, and …