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Featured photo: Using technology to improve farm yields

This photo, one of the winners of the recent Feed the Future photo contest, shows a farmer in northern Ghana who was able to improve yields by more than 65 percent by using a dibbler to more efficiently make holes in the ground during... Read more...

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On World Food Day, U.N. highlights “the world’s greatest solvable problem”

Despite significant progress in recent decades, an estimated 842 million people, or about one in eight of the people in the world, still suffer from chronic hunger. Since 1979, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (... Read more...

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How OPIC extends its impact through partnerships

2013 annual report highlights OPIC partnerships   OPIC has a long tradition of partnering with private sector businesses to catalyze investment in challenging markets around the world. But the agency’s work extends beyond... Read more...

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Featured photo: Nutrient-rich food in Kenya

Photo Credit: Fintrac Inc.   In Kenya, the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative is working to improve food security and childhood nutrition by helping farmers introduce nutrient-rich crops to their farms and... Read more...

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Africa Day: Reflecting on progress and investing for the future

The waiting room of a health clinic in Tanzania that has used a loan from the Medical Credit Fund to upgrade its facility.   May 25 is Africa Day, which recognizes the founding of the African Union in 1963. This year,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Making use of the earth’s resources

Photo by Jake Lyell   In honor of Earth Day later this month, we are sharing this photo from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of an abundant evening market in Msimba, Tanzania, powered by solar lights... Read more...

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OPIC’s President and CEO heads to Haiti to support micro lending for sustainable reconstruction

This week, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield will lead a delegation of OPIC representatives on a visit to Haiti to launch an important mortgage finance project developed in partnership with the U.S. Agency for... Read more...

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On World Food Day, some facts about food and development

Tuesday, October 16 is World Food Day, which marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) 67 years ago, and calls attention each year to the persistent problem of world hunger. While FAO says... Read more...

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Monthly news wrap-up: September 2012

Last month, the General Assembly of the United Nations convened to begin the General Debate of the 67th Session and leaders from 193 countries congregated in New York City to discuss some of the world’s toughest issues. As ... Read more...

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At U.N. and CGI, U.S. highlights importance of collaboration in addressing world’s biggest problems

The need to form partnerships and collaborate emerged as a common theme over the past week as top world leaders converged in New York for both the 67th General Assembly of the United Nationsand the Clinton Global Initiative.... Read more...

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