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Winrock’s Ben Odoemena joins USAID panel on agriculture, food systems and climate change takeaways from COP27

Ben Odoemena, Winrock’s chief of party for the Feed the Future Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) activity in Nigeria, spoke about his project’s approach to supporting climate-smart agriculture as one of five panelists in the USAID Agrilinks webinar: What’s Next After the ‘Implementation’ COP? Catalyzing Action at the Intersection of Climate Change, Agriculture and […]

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

This story and accompanying photos were published originally on 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 

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 […]

Dedicated leaders advance Central Asia’s efforts to combat human trafficking

This story was originally published by USAID Kyrgyz Republic. Millions of Central Asians leave their homes each year in search of more lucrative job opportunities. However, due to insufficient protection of migrants’ rights and safe migration routes, many are at risk of exploitation. For the past 20 years, the U.S. Department of State has published […]

World’s first carbon credits issued for plugging orphaned oil and gas wells

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – ACR, an enterprise of Winrock International, announced today the first issuance of carbon credits from plugging orphaned oil and gas wells. Women-led Rebellion Energy Solutions generated the credits by plugging six orphaned wells in its Oklahoma Heartland Methane Abatement & Land Restoration Project. In 2023, ACR published the world’s first methodology […]

Wallace Center report details impact of USDA’s Local Food Purchase Assistance program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) program was created to connect local farmers, and particularly what the agency deems “socially disadvantaged” producers, with underserved communities experiencing food insecurity. Approximately 13%of the U.S. population is food insecure. Food insecurity and other challenges (including limited access to capital and land) are compounded for Black, Indigenous, People […]

Innovative carbon finance strategy pays for active forest conservation

This story was originally published on A new methodology released today by ACR at Winrock International offers an innovative avenue to conserve and enhance forestlands in the United States.  Every year, the U.S. loses nearly three million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forest to other land uses, negatively affecting wildlife and water quality and […]

Innovation Hub hosts Make48 national competition in North Little Rock

Eight teams from across the country faced off at Winrock’s Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub for a soon-to-be-televised competition aimed at tackling one of the most complex social challenges in the U.S.: How to help members of the nation’s vast unhoused population successfully transition into new homes. Make48 is a national invention competition, recorded for future […]

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