Man holding bunch of beets at market (VOA)

Refugee farmers plant new roots in U.S. [video]

Refugee farmers are providing their new communities with food through the New Roots program, which allows them to turn vacant city lots into urban farmland.

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.
Woman and two boys looking at seeds in woman's hand (Courtesy Peace Corps)

Happy birthday to the Peace Corps…on this day

On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Peace Corps Act, making good on a promise to seek Americans “from...
People joining hands (Courtesy of EWB USA)

U.S. engineers and poor communities build bridges

Engineers Without Borders USA works on what the engineers call "low-tech, high-impact projects" in 42 countries, from latrines to water supplies to bridges.
Two workers in hard hats, with geothermal plant in background (Carole Douglis/USAID West Africa)

Japan joins Power Africa, with a focus on geothermal technology

Japan has joined Power Africa, an initiative President Obama announced in 2013, and will work with African governments to develop geothermal power.
People playing board game (Courtesy of New River Valley Livability Initiative)

Board games, interactive theater help a Virginia community plan for the...

The New River Valley community in rural Virginia found creative ways to ensure that progress and growth take into account how resources are used.
Hands holding grain (USAID)

It’s World Food Day. How can we feed everyone?…on this day

On this October 16, World Food Day, over 800 million people will go to bed hungry. But that’s 200 million fewer than just two...

Coffee can generate electricity

ECPA was created at the 2012 Summit of the Americas to help provide universal electricity to Latin America. Watch how it shows how to reuse coffee as fuel.

Africa’s future is getting brighter

After its first two years, the Power Africa campaign continues to boost electricity access, bringing light, computers and information into African homes.