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Doing Things Differently in Djalé

By: Feed the Future

After seeing a food security project in a nearby village, the women of Djalé went to work to improve their own community’s food security and nutrition. Now, their determination is paying off and making Djalé a healthier, happier, and more prosperous place to live.

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Making Resilience More than a Buzzword

By: Leslie Reed

Feed the Future is working with Ethiopia’s main agricultural value chains to drive efficiency from field to fork and help people diversify how they make a living.

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Community-Driven Video Learning to Enhance Nutrition

In the Sahel, a Feed the Future-supported partnership is generating a new “human-mediated digital learning approach” that mobilizes community-based organizations to produce videos in their own language that convey important messages themed around nutrition and resilience.

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Young African Leaders Drive Opportunity and Food Security

In support of Feed the Future’s goal to drive agriculture-led development and food security, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) awarded 36 of these Fellows $25,000 entrepreneurship grants to expand or launch new ventures, many of which are creating jobs, providing training for youth and expanding affordable food supplies in the Fellows’ home countries.

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Better Grain Leads to Brighter Futures for Women in Mali

Led and largely staffed by women, Danaya has become an industry leader in recent years, creating more income and jobs as demand grows for the company’s popular line of cereal products. At the head of the 36-person firm is Aissata Thiam, who is training her daughter (and Danaya’s current finance and operations manager), Halatou Dem, to eventually take over the family business.

articleMaliMaliSorghum

Vouchers and Insurance Help Smallholder Farmers Build Confidence in Agricultural Technologies

Two years after the end of the voucher program, randomly selected farmers who received the coupons had permanently changed their farming practices, using significantly more fertilizer, enjoying 15 percent higher yields, boosting food consumption by nine percent and increasing assets and savings by 20 percent more than their control group counterparts.

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