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…
rom Guatemala to Senegal to Nepal, Peace Corps Volunteers are on the ground in over 60 countries addressing the most pressing development issues of our time. I have served in many capacities with the Peace Corps over the years — Volunteer, Country Director, Regional Director, Chief of Staff, Deputy Director — and now as…
One woman’s quest to create better packaging for her small business is paying off in ways she didn’t expect. Now, her biodegradable bags are protecting not just her bottom line, but the environment as well.
Gnima Koma already had a lifetime of experience farming, but with help from Feed the Future, she increased her farm’s size and gained confidence in managing and analyzing data to make better decisions for her farm and local community. Now, her farm is five times as big and her returns have tripled.
As a mother of seven and a grandmother of four, good nutrition for her family is always at the forefront of Thiane’s mind. A nutrition project in Senegal is giving her the tools she needs to ensure her community can grow, share, and sell more nutritious food for better health and extra profit.
Businesswoman Astou Gaye Mbacke, an entrepreneur supported by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling, is using her new equipment and training to grow her cereal processing business and employ more than 100 people in her village.
Households across rural Senegal rely on wood, crop residue or dung-fueled fires that cause health hazards and take a toll on the environment. To address this issue, the Cochran Fellowship Program has explored alternative, safer, and more efficient cooking methods and is actively promoting a new cook stove to communities across the country.
By: Department of Congressional and Public Affairs
With an emphasis on rigorous assessment tools, MCC brings greater accountability to U.S. Government food security programs by investing in independent impact evaluations that help show whether positive changes – such as increases in farmer income – are caused specifically by U.S. assistance.
With support from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, Compatible Technology International, a nonprofit organization that designs and distributes post-harvest storage and processing implements for smallholders, introduced tools in Senegal designed to reduce women’s labor and increase their ability to produce high-quality pearl millet.
In northern Senegal, centuries-old social divisions between nomadic and settled populations have resulted in complex disagreements over land use rights. U.S. Government support is helping ease these tensions and secure land tenure for traditionally landless groups and underserved populations, including women.
Feed the Future is helping farmers in the Senegal River Valley access more and better seeds by upgrading the infrastructure for seed processing and introducing new models for management of these facilities. One seed processing plant has since doubled its annual output of certified quality seeds to better meet demand.