ACDI/VOCA - Food Aid Works No Cuts for Food Aid Programs
2013 APR 25 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Business Week -- For 50 years ACDI/VOCA's stock-in-trade has been agricultural development and food security. In 2003 we were called "the premier agricultural development NGO in the world" by USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios. In line with our longstanding commitment to the toughest, most intractable development challenge, feeding the world while improving livelihoods of the vast majority of the poor, we support food aid ...read more
ACDI/VOCA - East Timor Inaugurates First Marine Hatchery: Coastal Communities Launch New Era in Aquaculture
2013 MAR 21 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- A mud crab and fish hatchery will be inaugurated by U.S. Ambassador Judith Fergin and the East Timor Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Sr. Mariano Assanami Sabino in a ceremony, March 8, 2013.
This venture in aquaculture development comes at a crucial time for East Timor, as the country seeks to diversify its economy and feed its growing population while protecting its coastal and marine resources for tourism and future generations. Mud crabs are a prized delicacy throughout Asia, commanding high prices in upper-end restaurants and hotels ...read more
ACDI/VOCA - First Grain Warehouse Receipts Issued in Ghana
2013 JAN 24 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- Getting a loan, storing crops, earning more from sales--all are about to become a little easier for Ghanaian grain farmers and traders with the recent issuance of the first grain warehouse receipts. This auspicious event took place in December in Tamale, in northern Ghana, a relatively poor area that is the focus of development efforts. The receipts are a record of deposit that can be accepted as collateral by banks and nonbank financial institutions ...read more
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