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Creating jobs in Africa and the U.S. with the help of...

A company based in Washington state has helped to put traditional African beauty products like shea butter on the shelves of major American retailers.

Can we reach zero poverty? These strategies are working.

America participates in many efforts to promote sustainable agriculture and energy and to improve the prosperity of people around the world.
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Energy project links Central to South Asia with more than electricity

Two countries in Central Asia have electricity to spare, while two neighbors need more power. Learn how all four countries are cooperating on CASA-1000 to solve both problems.
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A ‘Fitbit’ for cows boosts ag production

U.S. technology that helps U.S. farmers monitor their cattle's health also is being used on cows in Brazil, sheep in Norway and camels in Saudi Arabia.
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The BUILD Act makes room for fair deals

In 2019, a new government agency will open an untapped pipeline for investment from the U.S. private sector to low- and middle-income countries.

Can a hashtag change the world?

The hashtag #2030now received over 1.6 billion Twitter hits as people around the world followed the events at the 2015 Social Good Summit in New York City.

Delivering shelter, rebuilding lives

Earthquakes in Nepal have affected the lives of more than 8 million people. The U.S. is providing shelter and helping communities rebuild.

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.
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From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.