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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 […]

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. […]
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