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 …

Amazonian Seed Stars in Reconciliation Efforts in Colombia

Sacha inchi, known as the Inca peanut, was first cultivated by the Incas more than 3,000 years ago in the …

Jamaica Ja REEACH II disaster risk reduction

Preparedness Training and Flood Warning Systems Bolster Disaster Readiness in Jamaica

Icema and Vincent Swire’s home in the Fellowship community of Portland, Jamaica, sits where the Sandy River meets the larger …

Bangladesh Project Shares Science of Livestock Production with Women Farmers to Great Success

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated annually on February 11, recognizes the need to support women …

Congress Mandates USAID to Broaden Gender Approach

On January 9, 2019, the President signed into law the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (S. 3247). The act …

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 …

Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity: Expanding and Diversifying Economic Opportunities

This Landscape Assessment and Analysis: Capital Supply and Demand in Northern Kenya was originally published in November 2018.

Women Farmers Increase Onion Production & Family Income in Burkina Faso

Small-scale market gardening, especially onion production, has become an important income-generating activity for women in Zorkoum, a village central Burkina …

Boosting Food Self-Sufficiency and Household Income in Paraguay

In 2017, a severe storm damaged the home and livelihood of Sonia Hortigosa, 35, who lives in Caracarai, in southeastern …

ACDI/VOCA Kenya LMS womens businesses

Helping Women Forge Their Own Paths Out of Extreme Poverty in Kenya

In traditionally patriarchal societies like those in Northern Kenya, women continue to face entrenched gender biases and inequalities that limit …

ACDI/VOCA Paraguay PREP volunteer firefighters

Volunteer Firefighters in Paraguay Protect and Prepare Communities

Alcides Aguilera is a teacher of physical education and the Guarani language in the city of Caazapá, but he is …

Mozambique-LEAD-entrepreneur

Mozambican Entrepreneur Opens Nursery to Cultivate Seeds and Customers

Roughly 80 kilometers outside of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, smallholder farmers like Jaime Alberto Tila are looking for ways to …