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Fostering partnerships and community action to protect carbon-rich peatlands

April 12, 2024

Indira Nurtanti is Winrock International’s Indonesia country director. Based in Jakarta, she is an expert in private sector engagement, building public-private partnerships, and developing new market access for sustainable livelihoods projects. She has experience in best practices development for land-use based enterprises; managing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects; community-based climate change and forestry programs; […]

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 […]

Coordination of pluralistic agriculture extension and advisory services in Senegal

April 5, 2024

This post was written by Winrock International’s Soniia David, project director of the USAID Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transition project with Alphousseyni Diallo, EFAT Senegal country director; Nar Gade Alé Diang, EFAT extension and advisory services specialist; and Assane Sow, EFAT monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist. Agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) provided by multiple […]

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 […]
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 […]

The Climate Q&A… with Kurt Krapfl: Investing in natural climate solutions in North America

March 20, 2024

ACR Forestry Director Kurt Krapfl has overseen the issuance of more than 150 million metric tons of high-quality forest carbon credits. He has led and supported the development and publication of innovative methodologies at ACR related to improved forest management, afforestation and reforestation, avoided conversion of forests, wetland and grassland restoration, and new quantification tools […]
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 […]
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