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Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity Tetra Tech is Helping Grow the Agriculture Sector in Uganda

Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity Tetra Tech is Helping Grow the Agriculture Sector in Uganda

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 08:10 PM

The Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity in Uganda, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on increasing the production of maize, beans, and coffee through the appropriate use of high-quality agricultural inputs and…

Water from the Sun - How a Solar Irrigation System Supplies Vital Irrigation to Small Farmers in Nepal

Water from the Sun - How a Solar Irrigation System Supplies Vital Irrigation to Small Farmers in Nepal

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 07:26 PM

Things began to change for Gurung’s village two years ago when it started working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) project. KISAN field staff helped Gurung and other smallholder farmers make…

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia Helps Address World Hunger

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia Helps Address World Hunger

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 07:09 PM

A genetically improved farmed tilapia breed known for fast growth and high yield is helping address world hunger and reduce poverty.

Release: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships

Release: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 04:58 PM

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organizations – will be launched at the United Nations headquarters.

Wild Tigers to Return to Kazakhstan 70 Years After Going Extinct There

Wild Tigers to Return to Kazakhstan 70 Years After Going Extinct There

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 04:14 PM

September 8, 2017, Astana – The Republic of Kazakhstan today announced plans to bring wild tigers back to their historical range in the Ili-Balkhash region, and signed a memorandum with World Wildlife Fund to jointly implement a tiger reintroduction program.

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities October 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities October 2017

by Christin VanZant — Oct 10, 2017 03:57 PM

African Wildlife Foundation-Project Assistant, African Wildlife Foundation-Community Officer, IUCB-Programme Officer - Protected Areas Management, WWF-Conservation Manager, Wildlife Crime Prevention-Detection Dog Unit Technical Advisor, UD Forest Service-Micro-zoning and Land Use Planning Intern, US Forest Service-Central Africa Communications Intern

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Upcoming Events October 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Upcoming Events October 2017

by Christin VanZant — Oct 03, 2017 07:20 PM

Balancing Science & Traditional Knowledge: Community-driven Conservation in Tanzania & Technical Cooperation with the US Forest Service; Transhumant Pastoralism in Africa's Sudano-Sahel: Emerging Challenges for Human and Wildlife Security; More Than a Decade On: Helping Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Deliver…

USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda

USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda

by Christin VanZant — Oct 02, 2017 07:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE:-The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing assistance to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda following the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Working…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities September 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities September 2017

by Christin VanZant — Oct 02, 2017 07:27 PM

USAID-Development Outreach and Communications Officer, PRB-Policy Analyst (People, Health, Planet), Chemonics-Country Director, Chemonics-Senior Procurement Advisor, Chemonics-Track and Trace Manager, Abt Associates-Nguriza Nshore Chief of Party, Abt Associates-Administrative Assistant, SAS-JMP Discovery Summit Presenter

USAID Commits More Than $38 Million to Global Entrepreneurship

USAID Commits More Than $38 Million to Global Entrepreneurship

by Christin VanZant — Oct 02, 2017 07:05 PM

Washington, D.C. - Today at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced four new investments totaling more than $38 million that will help mobilize the power of global entrepreneurs and innovators in the…

Using and Contributing to Biodiversity Conservation Gateway Resources: The Case of Nepal

by Gateway Web Editor — Sep 25, 2017 02:53 PM

The USAID Biodiversity Conservation Gateway is a resource repository created to support programming and information needs of agency staff, partners and the global biodiversity community. Over the past year, the Gateway has experienced robust growth. It showcases the most recent…

At New York Climate Week, Businesses Meet To Address Climate Change

At New York Climate Week, Businesses Meet To Address Climate Change

by Portal Web Editor — Sep 22, 2017 01:35 AM

The United Nations General Assembly is convening in New York this week, and so are hundreds of leaders from the business and conservation communities – communities that traditionally battled over the world’s forests, but that increasingly find common cause in…

ADB to Help Reduce Rocky Desertification in Guizhou

ADB to Help Reduce Rocky Desertification in Guizhou

by Portal Web Editor — Sep 22, 2017 12:26 AM

BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (20 September 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help the Guizhou provincial government reduce its rocky desertification areas and improve people’s livelihoods through water…

USAID Announces Grand Prize Winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

USAID Announces Grand Prize Winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

by Christin VanZant — Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 1, 2016 USAID Press Office WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the four Grand Prize winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. With a combined award of more than…

National Sardine Management Framework Plan Underway

National Sardine Management Framework Plan Underway

by Christin VanZant — Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM

Manila – Sardines. Billions of them are caught, canned and consumed yearly. Here’s what you need to know to save these silver slivers of tastiness. Vast shoals of bullet-shaped sardines shoot through the world’s seas, frequenting its sunlit upper layers…

Oceana Celebrates Victory in Protecting Arctic Ocean from Offshore Drilling

Oceana Celebrates Victory in Protecting Arctic Ocean from Offshore Drilling

by Christin VanZant — Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM

Group Applauds Obama Administration for Removing Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from Five-Year Drilling Program, Calls for Protection of Atlantic from Seismic Airgun Blasting

Global Health News - Nov 2016

Global Health News - Nov 2016

by Christin VanZant — Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM

Global Health Highlights from USAID

USAID Partners with Monterey Bay Aquarium to Combat Illegal Fishing and Promote Sustainable Fisheries in Southeast Asia

USAID Partners with Monterey Bay Aquarium to Combat Illegal Fishing and Promote Sustainable Fisheries in Southeast Asia

by Christin VanZant — Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM

Monterey, CA - The U.S. Agency for International Development Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and California-based Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® launched a partnership to improve the traceability of seafood products entering the North American market. The partnership's goal…

After the Arab Spring: Learning to Love Nature Again

After the Arab Spring: Learning to Love Nature Again

by Christin VanZant — Aug 14, 2017 04:12 PM

From “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East

A Good July for Elephants, as Japan E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Shuts Down Ivory Sales

A Good July for Elephants, as Japan E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Shuts Down Ivory Sales

by Christin VanZant — Aug 14, 2017 03:49 PM

In a major victory for wildlife, Japanese giant Internet retailer Rakuten announced on July 6, 2017, that it was banning the sale of ivory on its site, with trading to be phased out over the next month. Rakuten Inc., valued…

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