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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 ACRcarbon.org 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 […]
Fields of crops in Nigeria, African Agriculture view from drone

USAID supports MSME to improve smallholder farmers’ access to agro-inputs

March 21, 2024

Yarima Agro Inputs and Services is the only service provider in land preparation in Saminaka Community, Lere Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria. In the past, the firm sold agro-inputs with no advisory services to farmers on the proper use of the products. As a result, the firm recorded limited sales due to low patronage. […]
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. […]
How USAID’s Upper Lempa Watershed project supports transboundary water security and resilience in Central America

How USAID’s Upper Lempa Watershed project supports transboundary water security and resilience in Central America

March 21, 2024

The USAID Upper Lempa Watershed Project, implemented by Winrock International, focuses on the headwaters of the Lempa River, one of the longest in Central America – and the largest river in El Salvador. The project engages government, communities, environmental groups and other stakeholders across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to improve the health and resilience […]
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 […]

USAID Kyrygz Republic features: “No barriers to employment”

March 11, 2024

The USAID Safe Migration in Central Asia activity implemented by Winrock, which aims to strengthen the mutual accountability of governments, NGOs and the private sector to prevent trafficking in persons, protect survivors and promote safe migration, is featured in an article published by USAID Kyrgyz Republic. “No barriers to employment” shares the story of 26-year-old […]

Accelerating inclusive investment and progress: the rise of Senegalese women entrepreneurs

March 5, 2024

Dieynaba S. Thiam-Ka, a Senegalese female leader, is chief of party of the five-year USAID Entrepreneurship & Investment Activity implemented by Winrock International in Senegal. The goal of the team she leads is to promote entrepreneurship and business investment in collaboration with communities, Senegal’s government and the private sector – and to inclusively increase access […]
Progress to catalyze jurisdictional REDD+-4

Progress to catalyze Jurisdictional REDD+

February 8, 2024

This blog post was originally published on Feb. 2, 2024 by the Environmental Defense Fund at EDF.org. It was authored by Angela Churie Kallhauge, executive vice president, impact at Environmental Defense Fund, with contributions from Katie Goslee, director of nature-based solutions, Winrock International; Stephanie Wang, associate director, Wildlife Conservation Society; Jason Funk, REDD+ strategy director at Conservation International; […]
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