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World Water Day & the Paradox of La Guajira, Colombia

When it comes to water, La Guajira is a paradox. As Colombia’s largest and northernmost department, it boasts 1,642 kilometers …

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Delivering on the Hype of Transformational Partnerships

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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A Decade of Advancing Crop Value Chains with Feed the Future in Ghana

In Ghana, maize, rice, and soybean crops are mostly produced by smallholder farmers. But these crops are important commodities in …

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Women Entrepreneurs Support Other Women in Ghana’s Poultry Sector

Fewer women than men work in Ghana’s poultry sector and even fewer at the leadership level. Mentorship can provide knowledge …

Producer Organizations Improve Cashew Sales in Northeastern Guinea

In Siguiri, a prefecture in northeastern Guinea, interest among local populations to pursue new livelihoods has grown rapidly in the …

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USAID Activity in Honduras Partners with IFC and LAFISE Group to Improve SME Financing in Central America

In the first initiative of its kind in Central America, the USAID Transforming Market Systems Activity, implemented by ACDI/VOCA in …

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International Women’s Day Q&A: How Can Leadership “Choose to Challenge”?

This International Women’s Day, we’re examining the ways in which our leadership “Choose to Challenge” gender biases and inequalities within …

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Josephine’s Story: Starting a Business in Isiolo, Kenya

According to a 2014 UN Women report, studies show that girls who experience poverty are 2.5 times more likely to …

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Feed the Future Kenya Activity Takes Woman-Owned Poultry Business from Fledgling to Full-Grown

In the heart of Mwangaza Village in Isiolo County, Celina Kathura relishes the sound of clucking poultry in her backyard. Celina …

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USAID Mali CVC Project’s Access to Finance Strategy

Access the Technical Brief here.

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Financial Intermediaries Lend a Hand to Mali’s Agricultural Sector

In Mali, efforts by the USAID Cereal Value Chain (CVC) Project, implemented by ACDI/VOCA, to improve access to finance and …

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Producer Organizations in Mali Access Commercial Loans

Kounti Bamanan is a rice producer organization in Djénné, in Mali’s Mopti Region. For the last five years, the group’s …