People watching a group of TV screens (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

‘Outbreak’ exhibition connects world in fight against disease

A new exhibition, "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World," shows the connection between human, animal and environmental health.
White-gloved hand holding saffron (© AP Images)

Rumi Spice: A U.S. business helping Afghanistan through trade

Three U.S. Army veterans are creating jobs in Afghanistan through their saffron-importing company, called Rumi Spice.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.

More rice, less hunger, fewer greenhouse emissions

The System of Rice Intensification saves water, reduces seed costs and produces bigger harvests. It has the potential to feed millions.
Five men breaking up farmland with hand tools (USAID/Micah Clemens)

U.S. helps developing countries to help themselves

Learn how the United States' foreign aid mission promotes U.S. values while supporting partner countries' paths to self-sufficiency.

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.
Somalia schoolchildren sitting in a group (© Ismail Taxta/UNICEF-Somalia)

Somalia’s next generation of storytellers

Somalia has long been known for its poets and storytellers. Learn about a U.S.-backed program using oral traditions to help strengthen literacy there.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.

We’re all on the same grid

The first community powered by crowd-sourced energy is about to switch on. More than 200 microhouses will provide refuge to people with disabilities who...