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Women’s scholarship program revitalizes horticulture and transforms lives in Africa

June 24, 2024

If you ask the Senegalese women who seized an unusual opportunity to become professional agriculture extension advisors why they sought to participate, their answers include striking similarities. Translated from French, their responses are salted with words like “resources,” “market,” “income,” “earning.” And one particular reason appears repeatedly: “To help.” “This training will allow me to […]

Three ways SCALE-NRM supports locally-led protection of forests and livelihoods in the Solomon Islands 

June 3, 2024

The USAID Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment – Natural Resources Management (SCALE-NRM) project, implemented by Winrock International and partners, is a five-year, $16.5 million investment in economic growth and trade in the Solomon Islands, with emphasis on development of the agribusiness sector and improved forestry management. In support of the Solomon Islands’ National Development […]

The Climate Q&A.. with Arif Budiman, forest carbon and peatland restoration expert

May 30, 2024

Based in West Java, Arif Budiman is a technical advisor with more than 20 years of experience in nature conservation, sustainable development planning and forest carbon emission mitigation. In addition to his work with Winrock International, Budiman has managed environmental projects in Indonesia for the Worldwide Fund For Nature (WWF) and the U.N. Development Programme. […]

Vickie Woodard plants seeds of community growth

May 22, 2024

Vickie Woodard has always planted her own seeds to build community. Now, the seeds are sprouting ─ literally. A tireless entrepreneur and community activist from England, Arkansas ─ a city of just under 3,000 people in the state’s economically fragile Delta region ─ Woodard secured a $90,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to […]
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 […]

Enduring innovation: Health tech startup incubated by Winrock-led programs poised for growth

May 2, 2024

MappedOut Health is a client of Winrock International’s former Innovate Arkansas program, a state-funded initiative that assisted more than 750 startup companies in Arkansas, raised $473 million in capital and generated $939 million in revenue over a 15-year period. As with many innovations, the origin story of the promising new health technology firm, MappedOut Health, […]
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 […]

A life in public service: David H. Pryor, 1934-2024

April 23, 2024

David H. Pryor, the former Arkansas governor, U.S. senator and U.S. representative who previously served on Winrock International’s Board of Directors, died on Saturday at his home in Little Rock, surrounded by his family. “I think he was a great model for public service. He was a great role model for politicians, but just for […]

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 […]
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