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Land Lease Auctions Boost Local Government Transparency, Income in Tajikistan

When Tajikistan achieved independence in 1991, local governments managed up to 35 percent of agricultural land. Leasing state land was complicated, inefficient, and time-consuming. Farmers had unequal access to land and information — it was often unclear why some farmers received land but not others. As a result, leasing land failed to raise income for…Read More

After 10 Years, Female Farmer Wins Land Share in Court in Tajikistan

In Khatlon Province, Tajikistan, more female farmers are learning of their land rights and seek to exercise and defend those rights. Through the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity, tashabbuskors — community activists — and Legal Aid Center (LAC) lawyers support female farmers in the province in 12 target districts. In Dusti District, Nuri…Read More

PepsiCo, USAID Launch Five-Year, $20 Million Partnership to Empower Women in Agriculture

New initiative aims to demonstrate the business case for supporting a gender-inclusive supply chain while increasing sustainable food production PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) announced a new five-year, $20 million partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, supporting the global food and beverage leader’s efforts to empower…Read More

What Corporations and Smallholder Farmers Have in Common: Addressing the Challenge of Land Rights in Emerging Markets

This article was originally published on the Next Billion website.  By: Mary Hobbs, Director for the Agriculture, Environment, and Business Office, USAID/Mozambique Mozambican farmer Lucia Maurício farms about 10 hectares (25 acres) of land to feed her five growing children. Portucel Executive Director Paulo Silva manages more than 13,000 hectares (32,000 acres) of eucalyptus farms…Read More

5 New Ways the White House–Led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative Works to Create Global Prosperity

This blog was originally published on Medium. By Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Economically empowered women reinvest in their families and communities, spur economic growth, and ultimately help communities in our partner countries progress on their Journeys to Self-Reliance. The White House–led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the first whole-of-Government approach to advancing…Read More

Announcing the Climatelinks 2020 Photo Contest

Do you have great photos of climate and development? Do you want to promote your work on Climatelinks? Now is your chance! Submit your photos so we can share your work or your organization’s work with our global community of climate practitioners. Our 2020 Photo Contest theme is Healthy Forests for a Healthy Future. We’re…Read More