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May 2016

Training Trainers to Empower Cookstove Entrepreneurs

May 26 2016

“Empowerment is more than skills and knowledge — it’s realizing one’s own self-worth and ability to perform more than what we think we can.” This is what one participant in the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Program learned from the experience. Women play a critical role in the cookstove value chain. As primary users of household energy […]

Meeting of Minds

May 25 2016

Event Agenda Speakers Media Most people have never heard the sound of a fish having dinner, but Gibran Huzaifah has. And when he described it for a receptive audience at last month’s inaugural Asia Regional Agriculture Innovation Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, he brought down the house. “We put a little microphone inside the water that […]

USAID and Winrock International Launch Innovation Challenge to Bring New Technologies to Smallholder Farmers

May 24 2016

Event Agenda Speakers Media BANGKOK, May 25, 2016 — Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International launched an innovation challenge to develop technological solutions and regional partnerships for smallholder farmers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal. The challenge will be open to companies and organizations from South and Southeast Asia […]

Asia Regional Agricultural Innovation Summit

May 24 2016

Event Agenda Speakers Media Winrock-Organized Ag Tech Summit Kicks off in Bangkok Mark Young, CEO and co-founder of Garuda Robotics, makes drones — and he’s attending the inaugural Asia Regional Agricultural Innovation Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 25 and 26. The summit is bringing together an unlikely mix of participants from 15 countries across […]

New Desks Make the Grade

May 16 2016

Story and Photography: Tom Willcox Eleven-year-old Anna Adyero, a student at Magwi Central Primary School in South Sudan, likes coming to school. But until recently, she struggled to learn. Not because she lacked a teacher, though teachers are scarce in the world’s newest country. But because she lacked what many assume is standard operating equipment — […]

Winrock Announces Annett Pagan, U.S. Programs Director, to Retire After 24 Years

May 12 2016

‘Vital Presence’ at Winrock, Pagan Devoted Career to Arkansas and Rural America LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 12, 2016) – Winrock International announces the retirement of Annett Pagan, director of U.S. programs, on May 13. Since joining Winrock in 1992, Pagan has devoted her career to creating jobs and income opportunities in rural communities. Her vision and […]

Winrock International President Rodney Ferguson to Participate in Concordia Summit on the Americas in Miami

May 12 2016

Rodney Ferguson, president and CEO of Winrock International, will join a gathering of public and private sector leaders at the the Concordia Summit on the Americas to discuss economic and political issues affecting the region. Ferguson, in his role with Winrock and as a founding member of The Cuba Consortium, is one of a group […]

Healthy Food is a Human Right: Rodney Ferguson

May 5 2016

On April 20-21, Food Tank hosted the second annual Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C., where Winrock International President and CEO Rodney Ferguson joined other food and agricultural experts to discuss “Investing in the Food Movement.” Ferguson had the opportunity to speak with Food Tank ahead of the summit to discuss what inspires him to […]
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American Carbon Registry Presents Annual Awards to Celebrate Outstanding Environmental Achievements

May 5 2016

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2016 – Last night, the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, hosted its annual gala reception to recognize and thank its members and partners. ACR Director John Kadyszewski welcomed guests and presented highlights from the year. He described the awards to be presented to recognize outstanding environmental […]

Burma’s Coffee Makes World Debut

May 3 2016

The aroma was intoxicating; it wafted up from tables where nine varieties of rich brown Arabica coffee sat awaiting their fate. The color and scent were promising, but the final test remained. How would it taste? More than 100 people were packing the room to find out. Because this wasn’t just any brew. After decades of […]
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