Accelerating Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry in Southeast Asia

By 2100, Asia will likely see a six degree Celsius temperature increase, drastically affecting water availability, food production, and ecosystem function. In some Southeast Asian countries, rice yields could decline by up to 50 percent, threatening food and economic security for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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Agricultural Development: A Valuable Tool for Peacebuilding in Conflict Countries

South Sudan, created in 2011, fell into civil war in 2013. A new white paper argues that a bottom-up approach to development is one way to make conflicts such as South Sudan's less likely.

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Mind the Gap: Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Growth

The world invests approximately $2.5 trillion per year on transportation, power, water, and telecommunications systems. How can public-private partnerships be used as a tool to develop sustainable and reliable energy and infrastructure?

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Categories: Economic Growth

Regional Trade Stabilizes West Africa’s Food Supply. How Do We Make It Work Better?

Staple commodity trade across West Africa is the golden key to food security and economic security in one of the world's poorest corners. How can we grow and professionalize this trade in West Africa?

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The West African Apparel Advantage

This week, West African clothing makers are in Las Vegas for the world's largest apparel trade show to promote the Africa Advantage brand. Their growth and success has been helped by the USAID-funded West Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

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Categories: Economic Growth