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Featured photo: Helping more farmers grow more food

July 27, 2012

The head agronomist at the Forestry Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) farm in Rwamagana, Rwanda. FAIM is  applying its plant propagation technology to improve crop yields, and obtained a loan from OPIC in 2012 to support its work in Rwanda, the most densely populated country in Africa, where many families suffer from food insecurity and malnutrition. While a majority of Rwandans are
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“We must do both:” Littlefield says development must focus on people and the planet

December 12, 2011

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield spoke at the U.N. Climate Change Conference earlier this month, where  she addressed the particular challenges of promoting sustainability in the developing world. She stressed that expanded access to natural resources and more efficient use of those resources must be twin priorities. Littlefield’s comments challenged a common perception that rapid, so-called “dirty” development was
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Renewing the future through investment

November 30, 2011

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work in renewable resources at the COP 17, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and John Morton,
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OPIC in action: Small business loan improves food security, export opportunities in Moldova

November 23, 2011

Site Moldova Sector Agriculture, Food Processing Challenge Lack of a domestic grain terminal meant Moldovan businesses had to export their agricultural products from ports in neighboring Ukraine. Solution A 2007 loan supported by OPIC for the construction by Kelley Grains Corporation S. R. L. of a new grain loading terminal and an oilseed crushing facility. Impact This highly developmental project
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Photo: President of Guinea visits OPIC

August 02, 2011

Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, visited OPIC August 1 and met with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou. President Condé highlighted some of the policy changes he is working to implement in Guinea. The group discussed opportunities for private investment in Guinea, primarily in the power, water, and agricultural sectors,
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