Agriculture

Close-up photo of wheat stalks (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

More U.S. wheat available for Kenya

Thanks to a new agricultural agreement that expands economic relations, Kenyans can now buy wheat grown anywhere in the United States.
Robot sitting on ground among green stalks (© EarthSense Inc.)

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.
'Fatima' holding her daughter in a field (© Lutheran World Federation)

Refugees in Chad learn new farming techniques

When resettled refugees have to learn the landscape of their new home, overcoming farming challenges can be tough. This program has a solution.
Man talking to men and women in a field (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service)

Satellites protect farms in the U.S. and Panama

Storms or drought can cost Panamanian rice farmers a season's work. See how the U.S. is helping Panama to use satellite data to protect its farmers.
Ghanian woman standing outside of building (Douglas Gritzmacher/USAID)

Linking Ghanaian villagers with global consumers

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that connects women from 21 African countries to markets in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Farmer harvesting vanilla beans on his farm (© Thomas Cristofoletti/USAID)

Connecting Indonesian vanilla farmers to the U.S. market

Learn how a U.S.-backed program has helped more than 5,000 Indonesian small farmers sell vanilla and other spices to major businesses worldwide.
Woman throwing rice in air (Nevil Jackson/USAID)

Sowing seeds of entrepreneurship in rural Tanzania

Learn how a U.S.-backed program is helping farmers like Elinesi Mpyanga find new ways to grow as an agricultural trainer and businesswoman in Tanzania.
Photo of woman crouching in field; PepsiCo's citation for State Department's Award for Corporate Excellence (© Ashima Narain/Pepsico)

PepsiCo wins award for stewardship of India’s water

Learn how Award for Corporate Excellence winner PepsiCo is working with farmers and communities in India to shore up a scarce and vital resource: water.

U.S. company works to boost Ugandan farmers’ yields

The 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence winner is a U.S.-led agribusiness partnering with Ugandan farmers to sustainably boost crop yields.