Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
Person walking down empty city street at night (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran struggles with economy broken by regime failures

The Iranian regime's mismanagement left its economy vulnerable to COVID-19. See how the regime is struggling to keep the economy afloat.
Three people smiling in boat (© Peace Corps)

Peace Corps volunteers making a difference in the Philippines

The Peace Corps has sent 9,300 volunteers to the Philippines since 1961 to serve as teachers, conservationists and community developers.
Two men seated side by side, talking (State Dept./Nicole Thiher)

U.S. deepens ties with Bhutan

In the highest-level U.S. diplomatic visit in over two decades, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan goes to the "Land of the Thunder Dragon."
Man throwing rice seeds onto a field (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

How rice could ward off HIV infections

An international team of scientists may have found a way to turn modified rice seeds into a weapon against HIV/AIDS.
Woman standing in field with goats (© Khalil Hamra/AP Images)

Piping affordable energy to Egypt from Israel

Insured by a U.S. government agency, a Texas company is helping to refurbish a natural gas pipeline that will boost Egypt's economy and bring new jobs.
Two men holding up signed agreements (© Luis Alonso Lugo/AP Images)

U.S. enters ‘milestone’ agreement with Venezuela’s legitimate government

An agreement paves the way for the U.S. to more effectively support interim President Guaidó's efforts to restore democracy and health care in Venezuela.
Farmer leaning over full-grown cotton plants (© Design Pics Inc/Alamy)

Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.