Kenya Activity Empowers Women through Training & Asset Transfer

In Northern Kenya men traditionally manage their families’ livestock assets as producers, traders, and protectors against rustlers. Women, on the …

Ghana Poultry Project Partners with Private Firms to Expand Markets for Local Chicken

Amazingly, chicken that travels to Ghana from all over the world is still cheaper than locally produced chicken, due to …

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 …

Rehabilitated Grazing Land Improves Livestock Health & Farmer Incomes in Ethiopia

In the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, households that live near communal grazing areas allow their animals to graze freely …

Cooking Competition Drives Nutritional Awareness & Market Demand in Bangladesh

Cooking competition shows with celebrity chefs and judges have become must-watch TV in Bangladesh. During May’s National Nutrition Week, 20 …

Ghana Poultry Project Grant Supports Domestic Chicken Production

In Ghana, high production costs hinder the production of chicken, the country’s most popular meat. Augustine Amankwa, a poultry entrepreneur and CEO …

Colombia Program Offers Migrants Training, Self-Sufficiency, & Hope

Yudith Carmen Calderón Gil, her husband David Calderón, and their four children are a Venezuelan family from the state of Barinas, who came to Colombia in …

Women Increase Incomes & Forge Equitable Future in Ethiopia Through Cooperatives

In the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, the Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) II project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, supported a …

AV Ventures Investments Catalyze Ghana Poultry Industry

AV Ventures is pleased to announce two new investments in Ghana: G. I. Nyame Aye Awie Ampa Limited (GINAAAL) and Golden Link Savings and Loans Limited. AV Ventures, a subsidiary …

Boosting Women’s Entrepreneurship in Ghana

Women make up 70 percent of Ghana’s poultry labor force, yet only 7 percent own their own poultry farms. Edith Wheatland, 41, overcame the …

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 …

Boosting Incomes through Farmer Field Schools in Jamaica