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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.

06 May 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.

02 Mar 2015 description

Investing in local capacity to meet urgent food security requirements

WASHINGTON ‐ USADF today announced a $3.0 million, three‐year Post‐Ebola Food Security Initiative to build local capacity to meet food security requirements in Liberia, following today’s meeting between President Obama and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

01 Apr 2014 description

March 27, 2014
Feed the Future | Newsletter

Korka Diaw, who chairs a women’s rice production and processing group in Senegal’s River Valley, is an ambitious and organized leader – and she means business.

Diaw’s group, Malal Yero Gueye, began as a tontine – or traditional women’s savings group – in 1991. The group decided in 1999 to try its hand at cultivating rice, and borrowed 1.5 hectares of land from the local mayor’s office to do so.

06 Jan 2014 description

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.

08 Mar 2013 description

“USADF began programming in Liberia in 1984. Due to the country’s protracted civil war during the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the program was suspended. USADF’s operations in Liberia were fully resumed in 2006.