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September 2014

An example of a Garjan tree seed.

Biodiversity Restoration from Small Seeds to Tall Trees

September 22, 2014

In some of the last remnants of tropical forest north of Cox’s Bazar in the southeastern corner of Bangladesh, the Government of Bangladesh declared two protected areas: Fashiakhali Wildlife Sanctuary and Medakacchapia National Park. Established in 2007 and 2004, respectively, these protected areas together preserve nearly 1,700 hectares of forest area. However, even with protected-area […]
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Winrock volunteer featured in ‘Roast’ magazine for his work with smallholder coffee farmers in Burma

September 16, 2014

In November 2013, Winrock sent Rick Peyser to Burma on a volunteer assignment through the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program. A coffee expert with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Peyser spent two weeks in Burma with smallholder coffee farmers and coffee estates, assessing their needs and opportunities, and providing training. His visit is the subject of a feature […]

Peter Mbuya

September 14, 2014

Though it has taken nearly 30 years, Peter Mbuya, a 52 year-old farmer from Bwage Village, is on the cusp of achieving a long-cherished dream. “Owning a car has always been my vision… the goal that pushes me to develop further and continue to struggle for my family.” says Peter. Improved access to water has […]

Lavina Venance

September 14, 2014

A year ago, Lavina Venance would have been dubious if you had told her she would now have her own vegetable business. But thanks to Winrock International and the USAID-funded Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (iWASH) Program, this young mother of two in Bwage, Tanzania, is becoming a successful entrepreneur. Before the iWASH Program, gardening […]
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Juma Mape

September 14, 2014

After surviving a near-fatal motorbike accident, Juma Mape has reason to believe luck is on his side. But his biggest lucky break was in 2010, when he started working with Winrock International through the USAID-funded Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (iWASH) Program. Through iWASH, Juma was transformed from a part-time worker in a dead-end job, […]