agriculture

Woman holding a plant and stick (Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

Turning plants into fuel

Four U.S. research centers are developing technologies that can turn certain plants — such as switchgrass, poplar or sorghum — into biofuels.
Coffee beans arranged to form woman riding motor scooter (© City Girl Coffee)

This coffee is certified ‘female’

City Girl Coffee is the only U.S. brand that buys its beans exclusively from female coffee farmers. Learn more about an international movement to empower women farmers and expand their market share.
Aerial view of harvesting machines in a Georgia peanut field (© David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc./Alamy)

U.S. agricultural producers have their eyes on India

Agricultural business leaders and government officials from the U.S. traveled to India to meet with their counterparts and strengthen trade ties.
Two cows grazing on hay (© AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil deepen trade ties

A U.S. government-sponsored international trade mission opens doors and delivers results for American agricultural exporters.
Array of pumpkins on ground (Shutterstock)

From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.
President Trump and others standing next to a turkey (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving turkey stops by the White House before going to college

Each year in the U.S., the president kicks off the winter holiday season in an official "turkey pardoning" ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden.
Man and woman walking alongside olive grove (USAID/Bobby Neptune)

Growing peace in the Middle East through olive oil

A U.S.-backed project unites Palestinian and Israeli olive oil producers and distributors to learn and share experiences while promoting peace.
Man walking with bag of dates (Alaa Badarneh for USAID)

With water projects in West Bank and Gaza, U.S. cultivates hope

The U.S. is connecting Palestinians to water treatment systems that keep people safe and promote jobs. The possibility for peace is growing in the process.
Woman bending over farm crop picking vegetables (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

World Food Prize laureate scores gains for African farmers

From humble roots, former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina boosted crops and farmers' incomes. Now he's won the prestigious World Food Prize.