Non-governmental Organization based in Benin

USADF provides development grants to African organizations and enterprises that increase economic opportunities for marginalized communities in Africa.

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23 Feb 2018 description

For the 2,000 farmers that comprise the Coopérative des Agriculteurs de Maïs de Nyanza (COAMANYA) maize cooperative in Rwanda, knowing precise information about their plots of land can be challenging. In a country as densely populated as Rwanda, where agriculture contributes to a third of GDP, many farmers must earn their livelihoods on a small piece of land averaging about an acre in size.

So how can basic information about an individual farmer’s plot help to grow his or her produce?

01 Sep 2017 description

Contributor: Yael Nagar

Yesterday, USAID Administrator Mark Green announced the selection of 12 target countries for the next phase in Feed the Future, America's global hunger and food security initiative. This announcement comes one year after the historic passage of the U.S. Global Food Security Act of 2016, an important step in affirming America’s commitment to ending global hunger, poverty and malnutrition.

03 Apr 2017 description

The women of Kamushoko Cooperative in Uganda know that self-reliance isn’t always a matter of going it alone. They attribute their recent economic and production successes to their strength in numbers.

28 Jun 2016 description

On the shores of Lake Kivu, where fishing is a male-dominated industry, members of Coopérative pour la Promotion de Pêche et des Activités de Vente d’Isambaza (COOPPAVI) are breaking down barriers for women by catching fish to feed their community. COOPPAVI began as an all-women’s cooperative and has expanded to also include male members.

18 Jun 2016 description

Today, we recognize the International Day of the African Child and the continued challenges that African children face. Many of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) projects aim to bring prosperity to families and the next generation of youth who will lead and support their communities in solving development challenges of the past, and usher in resilience and economic growth for the future.

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