Kathryn McConnell


Produce more, conserve more with climate-smart agriculture

With earlier planting seasons and water supplies vanishing as a result of climate change, farmers around the world need to adapt.

It takes grit to help volunteers have fun

A volunteer-group leader needs to know what inspires others to serve to attract people who are willing to invest their time and talent.

America’s space chief tells African youth: ‘Be bold and fearless’

Charles Bolden of NASA encourages young African leaders to be “bold and fearless,” and to join together to meet the challenges of the world today.

What Mandela taught me about leadership

Richard Stengel of the U.S. Department of State shares his two years' experience with Nelson Mandela with an audience of young Africans.

Millions of mouths to feed? He did it.

Poverty fighter Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder of the largest NGO in the world, has been named winner of the World Food Prize for 2015.

Have you thought about farming?

The number of farmers is declining due to urbanization and economic pressures. Policymakers worldwide are joining forces to encourage new farmers.

Healthy diets, healthy economies

With advances in crop development like biofortification, the global agriculture and food sectors have geared up to make people healthier.

Filling the world’s cup with certified coffee beans

Coffee is Ethiopia’s top export, providing livelihoods for 15 million people. That's why USAID is showing farmers how to increase the value of their beans.

Neighborhood gardens boost urban economies

In cities across America, residents are reclaiming abandoned parcels of land and planting them with trees, vegetables and flowers.