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September 2022

The Climate Q&A…

Sep 29 2022

You are Winrock International’s new Director of Net Zero Climate Services. Can you tell us why you joined Winrock and what some of your goals are? Winrock for me has always had a reputation as a pragmatic, results-oriented organization. When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, I saw their work in action. Winrock […]

Climate-smart farming adaptation in Nepal featured on Agrilinks and Climatelinks

Sep 27 2022

A blog posted on both Agrilinks and Climatelinks features a family that successfully adopted climate-smart farming practices in Nepal with support from the Feed the Future KISAN II project implemented by Winrock International. “Adaptation at the top of the world” tells the story of Surendra Bahadur Rana and his brothers, who once relied on seasonal […]

USDA awards $45M to Winrock International to expand climate-smart agriculture in Malawi and Thailand

Sep 22 2022

September 22, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $178 million investment in Food for Progress projects to support Biden-Harris administration priorities of climate-smart agriculture and facilitating trade, and selected Winrock to implement two of the seven projects. “Our team at Winrock is thrilled to have the chance to contribute to the […]

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits Arkansas to promote Winrock partnership and historic USDA investments to expand climate-smart agriculture

Sep 21 2022

Breylan Portwood, a young Black farmer from Brinkley, Ark., seemed surprised when U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked if he would mind standing to be recognized. The secretary was in the middle of a panel discussion about a set of ambitious new USDA-funded climate-smart agriculture and markets projects soon to be started in Arkansas and […]

U.S. Small business owners, take 10 minutes to describe your past year

Sep 21 2022

Owners and key financial decision-makers of for-profit businesses, share your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business? The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey is open for responses, and Winrock International is […]

Winrock CEO appointed co-chair of EXIM Bank’s Council on Climate; Winrock Board Chair Jude Kearney to lead EXIM’s Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee

Sep 16 2022

September 16, 2022 ─ The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) announced it has named Winrock International President and CEO Rodney Ferguson co-chair of the bank’s council on climate and Winrock International Board Chair Jude Kearney chair of the bank’s sub-Saharan Africa advisory committee. Ferguson was first appointed to EXIM’s climate council last year. […]

Winrock to lead $20M USDA climate-smart agriculture commodities and markets project in the U.S.

Sep 15 2022

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Sept. 15, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has named Winrock International to implement the $20 million Growing Value for Producers Through Increased Access to Markets for Climate-Smart Commodities project. The project will support U.S. farmers and ranchers to increase adoption of climate-smart practices and capitalize on their […]