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A Day in the Life of a Rural Woman Farmer in Tanzania

To celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Rural Women, we proudly share photos from photographer Nevil Jackson who volunteered …

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Cash Transfers Help Ultra-Poor Women Become Entrepreneurs in Northern Kenya

Paulina Adapal Paen never thought she could be a businesswoman. Raising five children on her own, she was struggling just …

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Program Supports Community Integration & Spurs Ecotourism of Colombia Amazon

Up until a few years ago, the rich biodiversity around Florencia, Caquetá, remained largely untouched by tourism. As in many …

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Beekeeping Heals Sting of the Past, Fostering Reconciliation in Colombia

Bees have become unusual teachers in the municipality of San Carlos (Antioquia), where violent conflict left weak social structures in …

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The Feed the Future, Farmer-to-Farmer Connection

Do you know the important connection that exists between USAID’s global Feed the Future initiative and the volunteer program Farmer-to-Farmer …

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Ivanka Trump & USAID Administrator Green Meet Women Entrepreneurs Empowered by ACDI/VOCA in Colombia

Four Colombian women had the opportunity to present their business ventures to Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and eldest …

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Mechanization Helps Outgrower Business Owner Support 750 Farmers in Ghana

Fusseini Abubakar cultivates maize, rice, soybean, groundnut, and cowpea on his farm in the Karaga District of Ghana’s Northern Region. …

ACDI/VOCA Experts Share Best Practices to Combat Fall Armyworm

ACDI/VOCA hosted a webinar last month about fall armyworm and its impact on crops throughout Africa. The invasive species, native …

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Q&A With Volunteer Entomologist from Illinois on His Farmer-to-Farmer Experience

Sen Seong is an entomologist based in Gurnee, Illinois, and a recurring volunteer with ACDI/VOCA’s Farmer-to-Farmer Program, which is funded …

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Young Ghanaian Business Owner Supports 300+ Farmers

Sulley Adams, 28, is an outgrower business owner living in Lagbensi, a village in the East Mamprusi District of Ghana’s …

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One Year of Increasing Enterprise Competitiveness in the Kyrgyz Republic

This August, the USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project celebrated its first-year anniversary since launching in 2018 in a high-profile event that …

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ACDI/VOCA’s 2018 Annual Report

We are proud to present our Annual Report for 2018: DEVELOPING MARKETS. This report’s theme speaks to so much of …