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June 2018

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Launch of Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor (CLEAR II) Project in Jamaica

June 27, 2018

For Immediate Release Date: June 25, 2018 The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, in collaboration with Winrock International and Lawyers Without Borders, will be launching the CLEAR II project in Jamaica on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. CLEAR II is a global project being implemented in six countries. […]
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Adding Science to Shrimp Farming

June 25, 2018

Shrimp and prawn farming have great potential in Bangladesh, but over the last few years many farmers have suffered financial losses because of frequent disease outbreaks and limited availability of good quality seed shrimp. Winrock’s USDA-funded Safe Aqua Farming for Economic and Trade Improvement (SAFETI) aims to increase shrimp and prawn production and productivity, raise […]

“Hope is Not a Strategy”

June 20, 2018

“Water variability has always existed,” said USAID Climate Change Adaptation Specialist Jonathan Cook, opening the fourth and final “Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities” event. For centuries, places and people around the world have depended primarily on erratic water supplies; in Cambodia, for example, people have adapted over time to the fluctuation brought on by the annual monsoon. […]

Major Climate Challenge Solved

June 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 18, 2018 — Winrock scientists have solved the vexing problem of how to remotely measure how much timber is removed from forests and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions. With breakthrough work just published in Environmental Research Letters, Dr. Tim Pearson and his team at Winrock International have developed a new method […]
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Getting Credit for Solar

June 18, 2018

By Samwel Tobiko of Juhudi Kilimo, and Genia Sokolova, Winrock finance consultant In Kenya, 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from agriculture, yet the share of agricultural finance in national credit is below 5 percent. Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based microfinance institution, aims to address unmet demand for agricultural lending by focusing on rural […]

A Training Program That Makes Dreams a Reality

June 15, 2018

This is the sixth and final story in our series of World Day Against Child Labor articles. Thy La is 17 years old with only a fifth-grade education. He dropped out of school as a child because he faced learning difficulties. Without an education, his options were limited, so he became a monk, a common […]

From Farm to School

June 14, 2018

This is the fifth story in our series of World Day Against Child Labor articles. It was originally published in March 2017. Like many young people in the Lilongwe district of Malawi, 15-year-old Mkasauka Laitani is the child of smallholder farmers. And like many, her education suffered in the wake of economic difficulty. School is […]

Strengthening Child Labor Laws in Liberia

June 13, 2018

This is the fourth story in our series of World Day Against Child Labor articles.  The Country-Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor (CLEAR) II project hit the ground running in Liberia late last year with the establishment of the Liberia Legal Reform Committee (LRC), led by the Ministry of Labor. The LRC’s purpose […]

Tailoring a Future Without Child Labor

June 12, 2018

Four years ago, Tausi Rajabu, 16, passed her entrance examinations for secondary school. This might have been the gateway to a new life. But Rajabu’s parents are small tobacco farmers in Mole Village, Tanzania, and they couldn’t afford to pay their daughter’s school fees. Instead, Rajabu began working on her family’s tobacco farm, weeding, taking […]

Ending Child Labor from the Inside Out

June 11, 2018

By Rodney Ferguson Second in a Series In honor of World Day Against Child Labor on June 12, Winrock will be sharing stories that highlight some of our innovative solutions to combat child labor and provide youth with safe economic opportunities. This article, by Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson, was originally published in June […]
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