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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; […]
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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 […]

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 […]
Kaduna River

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

February 6, 2024

This story and accompanying photos were 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, […]

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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United States and El Salvador inaugurate ultrasonic buoys in the Lempa River

February 2, 2024

This story and photos were originally published by the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador on sv.usembassy.gov. The U.S. Government, through its U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided funding for the Upper Lempa River Basin Project. Ambassador Duncan presented ANDA El Salvador with a buoy system that will control harmful algae and ensure the water […]
Climate Q&A with Jenn and Gedion-1

The Climate Q&A…

January 8, 2024

What are some of the challenges people face in accessing potable water in rural parts of Ethiopia? Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Health Organization, 43% of the population does not have access to an improved water source. Ethiopia is in the Horn of Africa region, which […]
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