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Strengthening small farm viability and food security in the U.S.

July 18, 2024

Over the past several years, there has been a tremendous growth of programs across the United States that aim to strengthen small farm viability and food security by connecting local farms to food assistance distribution partners such as food banks, food pantries and other grassroots efforts to end hunger. These Farm to Food Assistance (F2FA) […]

2024 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 15, 2024

Winrock International cordially invites you to join a virtual discussion: “World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2024 – No Child Left Behind: Approaches to Countering Child Trafficking Globally.” In line with the 2024 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons theme of Leaving No Child Behind in the Fight Against Trafficking, the speakers will explore policy […]

Forced online scamming: How the Cambodia CTIP project is addressing a troubling new trafficking trend in Asia

July 10, 2024

The USAID Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons project, implemented by Winrock International, is taking a leading role to address a new form of trafficking that has grown rapidly in Cambodia and across Southeast Asia in the past five years. While previous iterations of Cambodia CTIP focused on the trafficking of Cambodians into exploitative work, the […]

Remembering Colin G. Campbell, former Winrock International Board Chair

July 5, 2024

Winrock International mourns the passing of Colin Campbell, an influential former member of Winrock’s Board of Directors who served as board chairman during a transformative six-year period in the 1990s. Campbell passed away on June 21, 2024 at his home in South Carolina surrounded by his family; he was 88. He served with dedication and […]

Maqsoda Maqsodi named new President and CEO of Winrock International

June 25, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (June 25, 2024) ─ Winrock International’s Board of Directors today announced that Maqsoda Maqsodi will become the organization’s new president and CEO on July 29th, 2024, succeeding Rodney Ferguson, who departed in late 2023. Maqsodi, currently the president and CEO of IntraHealth International of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be responsible for […]

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 […]

Cross-border collaboration: Two USDA projects unite to empower farmers 

May 20, 2024

The disease that knows no borders  Cassava Mosaic Disease has been an increasing threat to crop productivity for 2 million farmers across Southeast Asia, including over 600,000 households in Thailand alone. CMD, knowing no borders, has been fast to spread across the region. Over 40% of the crop in Cambodia was hit in just a […]
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