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Winrock International awarded grant to advance broadband and tourism along the Delta Rhythm & Bayous highway

Nov 28 2022

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ─ Nov. 28, 2022 ─ Winrock International has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to advance rural connectivity and improve tourism infrastructure in four Arkansas Delta communities under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge.   Winrock and local partners will implement the Arkansas Delta Rhythm & Bayous […]

United States, Vietnam launch new project to reduce environmental pollution

Nov 15 2022

HANOI, November 15, 2022 – Today, the United States Mission to Vietnam, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), launched a new USAID project to reduce environmental pollution through Vietnamese-led collective action. The new project, Reducing Pollution, is a five-year, $11.3 million effort implemented by USAID […]

Science Venture Studio wins expansion funding and finds new home at Winrock International

Nov 1 2022

Fayetteville, Ark. ─ Science Venture Studio (SVS) at Winrock, a nonprofit startup facilitator that helps promising science-and-technology companies obtain federal research funding to commercialize their technology, has been awarded a two-year extension by the Walton Family Foundation and will now be administered directly by Winrock International. Science Venture Studio works with early-stage science-and-technology companies to […]

Winrock awarded $7.9M by USDOS under the Program to End Modern Slavery to fight human trafficking linked to climate change

Oct 11 2022

Winrock International has been selected by the U.S. Department of State to implement a $7.9 million project awarded by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under the USDOS Program to End Modern Slavery. The project will focus on Bangladesh’s farming and fishing industries. Winrock Senior Director of Human Rights, Education and Empowerment […]

USDA awards $45M to Winrock International to expand climate-smart agriculture in Malawi and Thailand

Sep 22 2022

September 22, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $178 million investment in Food for Progress projects to support Biden-Harris administration priorities of climate-smart agriculture and facilitating trade, and selected Winrock to implement two of the seven projects. “Our team at Winrock is thrilled to have the chance to contribute to the […]

Winrock to lead $20M USDA climate-smart agriculture commodities and markets project in the U.S.

Sep 15 2022

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Sept. 15, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has named Winrock International to implement the $20 million Growing Value for Producers Through Increased Access to Markets for Climate-Smart Commodities project. The project will support U.S. farmers and ranchers to increase adoption of climate-smart practices and capitalize on their […]

USAID Announces New Support To Combat Human Trafficking in Cambodia

Aug 18 2022

The following release was originally issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia. August 16, 2022. Phnom Penh — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new initiative to support Cambodia’s criminal justice responders investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes today. The new initiative – to be overseen by the International Justice Mission (IJM) – is […]

Wallace Center Wins $3M from U.S. EPA to Invest in Mississippi River Farm Organizations

Aug 9 2022

Little Rock, Ark.— August 9, 2022—Wallace Center at Winrock International will implement a $3M cooperative agreement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to design and manage a collaborative regranting program for farm organizations supporting underserved farmers in the Upper and Lower Mississippi River basins. The program will distribute $2M to partners, and $1M in […]

New Coalition Launches to Help Close Arkansas’ Digital Divide

Jul 14 2022

BENTONVILLE, Ark (July 14, 2022) – Today, a group of more than 15 local organizations committed to expanding internet access announced the formation of the Arkansas Connectivity Coalition. This is a group created to help support the state and local communities’ plan and secure the federal dollars needed to expand access and ensure high-speed internet […]

USAID-Supported Forest Development Fund Grant Scheme Progresses into Final Phase

Jul 5 2022

The following release was originally issued by the USAID SCALE-NRM project in the Solomon Islands. AUKI, SOLOMON ISLANDS – The Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment – Natural Resource Management (SCALE-NRM) project team based in Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, successfully completed four Pre-Application Conferences (PACs) at the four regions of Malaita. The PACs were conducted […]
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