Food Security & Agriculture

Mar 22, 2012
World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd to recognize the importance of water in our world and advocate for the sustainable management of water resources. CHF Honduras Water Harvesting Project Wins Global Award 
Our Millennium Challenge Corporation-Funded water harvesting project in Honduras won the Actions in Water and Climate Change Adaptation Prize last week. The project worked with rural farmers in Southern Honduras to build reservoirs that can be used to irrigate crops throughout the dry season, improving their productivity and economic security. Read more about the project and the award here
  Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge
One of every two people on the... Read more
Oct 15, 2021
USDA awards $25 million for inaugural McGovern-Dole school feeding project Silver Spring, Md. – On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture selected Global Communities to lead a consortium of partners in implementing the first McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) project in Madagascar. The new project, known as Mianatra (“Learn” in Malagasy), will be conducted in close collaboration with the Government of Madagascar, and alongside well-known partners such as Catholic Relief Services, FHI360 and Malagasy Mahomby. Throughout our work, we will collaborate with Government of Madagascar ministries at all levels, including the Ministry of Education, National Office of Nutrition, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and... Read more
Jul 15, 2021
In April 2020, Global Communities announced our merger with global development organization Project Concern International (PCI). We’re happy to share successes from both our organizations in our joint 2020 Annual Report. Drawing from decades of experience combating epidemics and communicable diseases, learn how our global program teams met the challenges of COVID-19 with ingenuity, skill and compassion, helping families in conflict zones and hard-hit communities around the world continue to access critical health information, food and other services. And, hear more from our leadership as we begin a new and exciting journey as a unified organization working to build a more just, prosperous and... Read more
Mar 25, 2021
By Kabanda Chulu From Business News, Zambia Daily Mail, March 15 2021 The United States (US) government is committed to promoting increased trade and investment between that country and Zambia and will ensure that Zambian businesses have access to US markets, US Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires David Young has said. Mr Young said activities will include expanding opportunities for US investors and businesses in Zambia. In response to a press query, Mr Young said trade with the US, including through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), has helped Zambian companies to create and sustain jobs that support economic growth and development. In 2019, two-way trade totaled more than K3.6 billion (US$ 182 million). In fact, Zambian exports to the United States have grown by 0.74 percent over... Read more
Jan 22, 2021
This article was originally published by USAID. Zambia’s development holds much promise but faces much... Read more
Dec 17, 2020
This article was originally published by USAID.   Harry Ngoma, USAID/Zambia Minister of Agriculture Honorable Michael Katambo,
Global Communities COP Nobel Moyo,
Corteva Country Director Samson Nyendwa,
Afgri Representative Rayno Van Niekerk,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
All protocols observed. It is a great honor for me to be here with you at the signing of this memorandum of understanding for the Emerging Farmers Partnership project between USAID, Corteva Agriscience, John Deere, and Global Communities.  This MOU represents some of USAID’s most important values: economic resilience, private-sector engagement... Read more
Dec 17, 2020
Press Release from the US Embassy in Zambia LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Ten thousand emerging farmers across Zambia will receive support to increase their productivity, incomes, and sustainable farming practices under a new project spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Corteva Agriscience, Global Communities, and John Deere. The Zambia Emerging Farmers Partnership will catalyze greater productivity of emerging farmers working with 20-60 hectares of land, as well as support their communities and contribute to building a resilient global food system in Central Province (Mumbwa, Chibombo, Kapiri and... Read more
Oct 29, 2020
This press release was originally published on the Corteva website. Wilmington, Del. – October 22, 2020 – Corteva Agriscience, John Deere, Global Communities, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the Zambia Emerging Farmers Partnership, a project designed to help increase the productivity, incomes and sustainable farming practices of 10,000 emerging farmers with 20-60 hectares of land. This project will enrich the lives of farmers and their communities and will contribute to building a resilient global food system. Agriculture in Zambia is a key sector for employment and critical... Read more
Aug 17, 2020
Global Communities is proud to present the following learning briefs from the USAID-funded Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP)/Twiyubake Program implemented in Rwanda. While experts agree that financial inclusion and services are important to establishing resilience at the household level, there is still a need for further evidence around which interventions have the greatest short- and long-term impacts. To address this gap, the USAID Twiyubake Program developed a learning agenda to determine the impact of conditional household grants and saving incentives on the resilience of vulnerable households in 2018. The following learning briefs address the program’s findings. “... Read more
Jul 10, 2020
A message from Global Communities President and CEO, David A. Weiss: This past year has seen increasingly complex challenges around the world, but the capacities and expertise of Global Communities mean we have a vital role to play in meeting exactly these challenges. Every day, our innovative, dedicated staff works side by side with vulnerable communities and underserved populations, strengthening resilience and bolstering recovery. Global Communities’ programs and projects promote social cohesion and community empowerment across a diverse range of sectors and geographies. Each challenge may be different, but we bring just the right combination of technical expertise and... Read more
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