As you’ll see, we’re helping farmers access new technologies and markets to grow and sell more so they can make more while improving nutrition and resilience too. We could explain in more words, but we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
The secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State yesterday sent a letter to international partner countries urging nations around the world to expand their support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
“Before, I used to grow about 150 kilograms of rice in one bigha. Now, with less fertilizer, seed and pesticide, I can grow more than double what I used to grow in the same piece of land before Aila hit,” Gazi said.
To date, Feed the Future has helped farmers in Tajikistan establish and legally register 46 water user associations, which have repaired or installed 164 water-control gates and cleaned 14,700 meters of irrigation canals, improving and rehabilitating more than 13,000 hectares of farmland. About 90,000 households are benefiting from a more reliable irrigation water supply.
When Moldova signed a Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in 2010, one of its primary objectives was to transition the country back to high-value agriculture in order to increase incomes in rural areas. One of the ways MCC is supporting this goal is the construction of 11 centralized irrigation systems chosen for rehabilitation.
With Diaw at the helm, Malal Yero has already exceeded expectations since being awarded the grant in June 2013. While the average new USADF grantee tends to disburse funds slowly, making three or four purchases in its first year, Malal Yero has wasted no time investing the funds in the business, making 11 purchases within its first six months as a grantee for new equipment, warehouse construction, training, marketing and other needs.