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How Clean Water Became a Senegal Entrepreneur’s Most Popular Product

By: Feed the Future

This social entrepreneur is educating villages on the importance of nutritious diets and providing better access to clean water. Tucked in the corner of Aissata Thilogme’s small store is her best-selling product — clean water. Thilogme is a community-based solution provider, or local social entrepreneur, in the Matam region of…

articleDevelopmentSenegalSocial EnterpriseSocial EntrepreneurshipWaterSenegal

5 (New) Ways Feed the Future is Working with Businesses to Build Community Resilience

By: Feed the Future

Feed the Future partners with five new companies to make innovative technologies available to smallholder farmers around the world. Innovations and services from partnerships are key to building resilience in farming communities. Our work benefits from the expertise and ingenuity of the global business community, and Feed the Future is…

articleAgricultureBusinessDevelopmentPartnershipsResilience

When Public Policy Meets the Private Sector: Lessons Learned from Feed the Future on the Ground

By: Feed the Future

Feed the Future finds effective policy solutions to food security challenges that build a strong environment for business investment and growth. What does a Minister of Agriculture, tractor service provider, and rice farmer have in common? If you said, ‘agriculture and food security policy,’ you are right! From food standards…

articleAgricultureDevelopmentPolicy

Radios Help Businesses Reach Smallholder Farmers

By: Feed the Future

Feed the Future is leveraging radio stations in Mozambique to reach smallholder farmers and strengthen agricultural markets. In Mozambique, the adult literacy rate is 56 percent and internet usage hovers around 18 percent. Community radio stations are therefore an important source of information for much of the population, including smallholder…

articleAgricultureBusinessDevelopmentMozambiqueRadioMozambique

Making a Future With Maize

By: Feed the Future

With support from American business volunteers, Pauline Kamau is growing her maize processing business to meet market demand in Kenya. Pauline Kamau had no experience working in maize processing when she opened a small maize milling business with her husband in 1998. Her mother-in-law provided the basement space to fit…

articleAgricultureDevelopmentEntrepreneurshipKenyaVolunteerKenya