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United States Agency for International Development and Ghana Government Promote Food Safety to Boost Trade

Ghana can now resume exporting three kinds of gourds, chili pepper and eggplant to the European Union

On February 14, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture hosted a forum to review progress made on the development of a pilot food safety and certification system in Ghana. Developing a sustainable traceability system was a crucial recommendation that supported…

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Zimbabwe: Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on the Death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on the Death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and USAID express heartfelt condolences on the death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.  Our thoughts go out to his family and to all the people of Zimbabwe as we…

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Improving Livestock Health in South Sudan

Through the USAID/OFDA-supported Livestock Emergency Response Program, VSF/G supports community animal health workers to conduct vaccination campaigns in areas with high risk of livestock disease

Livestock health plays a critical role in the food security and overall well-being of pastoralist communities in South Sudan. When cattle herds are healthy, pastoralists rely heavily on dairy foods to bolster household food stocks with meat and milk, selling any surplus for additional income to care for their families with…

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Michelle Bekkering Travels to Senegal

Bekkering will serve as the U.S. representative at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference co-hosted by the Governments of Senegal and France

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Michelle Bekkering will travel to Dakar, Senegal from January 30 to February 2, 2018. While in Senegal, Bekkering will serve as the U.S. representative at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference co-hosted…

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USAID Administrator Green Announces Call to Action

Administrator Green called on the private sector, universities, foundations, international research centers, and other development partners to join together to combat the Fall Armyworm, an invasive pest that is spreading rapidly through Africa

Statement by Clayton M. Mccleskey, Acting Spokesperson of United States Agency for International Development (USAID): In a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a…

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New advocacy approach to improve Liberia’s teaching quality

Potential implementing partners of the advocacy campaign will be vetted after the submission of a concept note

The design and implementation of an advocacy campaign to addressing poor teaching quality and classroom relevance in Liberia is expected to shortly begin in the coming months in Liberia. The initiative will be implemented by a number of implementing civil society institutions, supported by USAID LAVI Project. Potential implementing partners…

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PMI Launches and Expands in West and Central Africa

With the addition of five new focus countries in West and Central Africa, PMI will have programs in 24 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria remains a significant public health problem

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. With…

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Countries Facing Famine and Ongoing Violence

Tens of millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the man-made crises in South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen, all of which are driven by conflict and Somalia, where ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of a severe drought

Yesterday, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the…

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The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Launches and Expands in West and Central Africa

With the addition of five new focus countries in West and Central Africa, PMI will have programs in 24 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria remains a significant public health problem

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. With…

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Visit to South Sudan

Administrator Green underscored to President Kiir that this is a man-made crisis, which the President can stop

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey: USAID Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of South Sudan September 1-2, and on Friday he met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in Juba. Administrator Green stressed the urgent need for President Kiir and his Government to both acknowledge…