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Featured Photo: Supporting more bountiful harvests worldwide

  This Thanksgiving, we showcase one of the many projects OPIC supports to help increase food production and improve the livelihoods of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture is central to Senegal’s economy and is the... Read more...

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Addressing the root cause of hunger in one of the world's poorest countries

  October 16 is World Food Day, which recognizes food as a basic human right and calls for investing in sustainable food systems and tackling the root causes of hunger. In Africa, poor yields often exacerbate food insecurity. OPIC has... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Women working to advance food security in Tanzania

  In honor of Feed the Future week, we are showcasing some of the ways OPIC supports increased food production around the world. In Tanzania, these three women show off one of the tractors they operate at the Kilombero Plantations... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Improving livestock health in Zambia

  In Zambia, healthy cattle graze on a local farm that has been able to improve animal health with the support of the Silverlands Fund, an OPIC partner that invests in a variety of agricultural businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. By... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya

(Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In Western Kenya, these smallholder farmers work with OPIC partner One Acre Fund, to plant their crop earlier in the season to increase their yields. Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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Helping businesses help the world’s farmers

In Senegal, OPIC financing is helping farmers lease equipment like tractors and cold storage facilities so to help them grow, store and sell more food, like these mangoes pictured.   Many of the world’s farmers are unable to... Read more...

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Developing countries play a vital role in the health of the earth

  Thirty-six years after the first Earth Day demonstrations, there is a growing understanding that as we work to build a healthier earth, we must consider the whole earth — from the major cities of our wealthy countries, to remote... Read more...

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The business of food security: A look at OPIC’s work in agribusiness

Earlier this week we highlighted OPIC’s growing portfolio of agribusiness projects that are helping increase food production and supporting small farmers. Here, John Aldonas, Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance,... Read more...

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How OPIC supports food security in the developing world

Over the past 10 years, OPIC has grown its agribusiness portfolio ten-fold. This infographic highlights projects OPIC has supported from Haiti to Moldova to Sub-Saharan Africa and illustrates not only OPIC’s commitment to improving food security,... Read more...

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A look at poverty in Africa and worldwide

OPIC supports development across a range of sectors in Africa, including agriculture. Read more about one project aimed at helping poor smallholder farmers access the equipment needed to increase yields.   Two-thirds of the world’s... Read more...

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