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.

Neighborhood gardens boost urban economies

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

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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Refugees can boost surrounding communities

Refugees can boost, not burden, economic growth in the communities that host them, a new study by the United Nations concludes.
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Growing strong in Haiti, one community at a time

After tragedy struck Haiti, one survivor knew he should become a community leader. Now, his programs focus on peace building and urban agriculture.

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.

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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Ukraine focuses on energy diversification

By diversifying its energy sources, Ukraine is establishing economic freedom from Russia and becoming more competitive in the global market.
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One approach for bringing jobs to low-income neighborhoods [video]

A company in Washington trains young men and women to install solar panels in low-income communities at no cost to residents.