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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 […]
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; […]
Aerial View of Sunset over the Everglades in Florida

Inside Climate News spotlights Winrock International’s work in Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area

February 7, 2024

Inside Climate News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization focused on climate reporting and analysis, cited Winrock International’s carbon assessment work in Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area in a feature story. The article, entitled “In the Florida Everglades, a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hotspot,” by Florida-based reporter Amy Green, states: “Growing evidence suggests that draining the water […]
Kaduna River

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

February 6, 2024

This story was originally published originally on usaid.gov/nigeria. Yarima Agro Inputs and Services is the only service provider in land preparation in Saminaka Community, Lere Local Government Area, Kaduna State. In the past, the firm was selling agro-inputs with no advisory services to farmers on the proper use of the products. As a result, the firm […]

Delta communities collaborate with Winrock to shape a prosperous future 

February 5, 2024

On an unseasonably warm mid-November day in Arkansas, five members of Winrock International’s Board of Directors accompanied a group of U.S.-based senior executives and Winrock program staff on an excursion to a unique destination: the Arkansas Delta. Arkansans know “the Delta” as it’s referred to regionally, but the patchwork of mostly flat, open-field farms and […]
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