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Hannah Butler

United against child labor: How local child protection committees and cocoa co-ops are collaborating to combat child labor in Ghana’s Ashanti Region

June 7, 2024

Adansi South District is one of the 43 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.  It’s a hilly district with a semi-equatorial climate. The capital, New Edubiase, lies upon the Kumasi-Cape Coast Highway, and agriculture dominates the local economy. Cocoa is the main crop, with rice, oil palm, cassava, plantain, coconut […]
Jamaica SVOV

Remarks by Ambassador Nick Perry at the Supporting Victims of Violence (SVOV) project launch

May 29, 2024

These remarks were originally published on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica here. AS PREPARED Remarks by Ambassador Nick Perry at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Winrock International’s Supporting Victims of Violence (SVOV) Project Launch The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Kingston April 10, 2024 Good afternoon! It is a pleasure for me […]
Medical plastic waste in Vietnam

From data collector to project officer: A journey of self-discovery in Vietnam

May 13, 2024

Graduating from university with a major in international business in 2020, Nguyen Vu Nam is one of the young people in Vietnam yearning to explore new things and express themselves. His career started as a data collector and real estate market analyst. Although that job held some challenges, it mostly comprised monotonous computer tasks. “After […]
Gender Equity through Education in South Sudan

UNICEF cites Winrock International’s work on girls’ education in South Sudan

May 7, 2024

UNICEF, the U.N. agency that works to protect the rights of children around the world, cited the work of a former Winrock project, the USAID-funded Gender Equity through Education (GEE) program in South Sudan, in a recent story on its website. The UNICEF article, published on April 30, 2024, features four women drivers in South […]
Mississippi river Wallace Center

Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program: Supporting changemakers in the Mississippi River Basin

April 30, 2024

The Wallace Center at Winrock International is pleased to announce the nine recipients of its Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program, an initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Division. This program addresses the needs of historically underserved farming communities in the Mississippi River Region by providing funding and technical support to organizations […]

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation features Winrock economist Jon Winsten

April 10, 2024

An article by Jon Winsten, an agricultural and environmental economist with Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services team, was published in the March/April 2024 issue of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. The article, “Low-overhead dairy grazing: A specific solution to a vexing problem,” describes how low-overhead dairy grazing can help producers achieve competitive profitability without exacerbating water […]

New initiative targets support for violence prevention in hotspot communities

April 4, 2024

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International with community-based partners Eve for Life and Rise Life Management will launch the new Supporting Victims of Violence Activity on April 10, 2024, at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The SVOV Activity aims to address and mitigate interpersonal and collective violence through sustainable, […]
2024 ACR Award Winners

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry wins 2024 ACR Climate Leadership Award

March 25, 2024

The following release was originally published by on March 20, 2024. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry received the 2024 ACR Climate Leadership Award at ACR’s Climate Impact Awards event held last night. Other winners were the Government of Guyana, Climate Impact Partners, and Green Assets. ACR, an internationally recognized carbon crediting program […]
USAID partners with Doofy Ostrich Agro to promote extension delivery service in Nigeria

USAID partners with Doofy Ostrich Agro to promote extension delivery service in Nigeria

March 21, 2024

Ms. Dorcas Shoja is the CEO of Doofy Ostrich Agro, a woman-owned business that sells agro-inputs to farmers in her town, Gboko, Benue State, in Nigeria. The firm initially struggled to stay in business due to low patronage and sales, finding it hard to provide quality services to customers and attract farmers to her shop. […]
rice crops in the region of Casamance, Senegal

Winrock hosts first in series of learning events on climate-responsive agricultural extension

March 11, 2024

“Agricultural extension and advisory services and systems is a topic that does not get much attention even though these services are critical for addressing the problem of low agricultural productivity, improving farmers’ livelihoods and helping them cope with shocks and mega crises such as climate change and COVID-19,” says Sonii David, project director of the […]
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