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U.S. invests in Kenyans building a reliable food supply

Learn how a $5 million loan from the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will help support women and boost food security in Kenya.
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America’s small businesses shift production to aid COVID-19 fight

More and more of America’s small businesses are suspending normal operations to respond to COVID-19, support health-care workers and help save lives.
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Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
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Business hub tackles Ecuador’s social, environmental issues

Daniela Peralvo co-founded a company that helps solve some of Ecuador's problems, mentors existing entrepreneurs, and grooms future leaders.
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Surinamese youth win with robotics

A group in Suriname trains teenagers to compete in robotics at the international level, hoping to spur the next generation of innovators.
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Ecuadorian plantain business survives earthquake … and thrives

Following a natural disaster, an Ecuadorian woman learns how to make her business bigger and better through a U.S.-supported training program.
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Cancer survivor finds a business in improving others’ lives

Even before Kathy Pico knew she could survive her cancer, she decided to build a business that would help others. The U.S. helped her build it.
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Breakthroughs and gadgets at a U.S. tech show

Entrepreneurs and inventors from around the world gathered in Las Vegas this week to attend CES 2020. Here are some of the innovations.