From the American People
6 November 2012
Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy, United States Trade Representative (USTR) and Assistant USTR, Florie Liser, visited the USAID East Africa Trade Hub (COMPETE ) on October...
26 July 2012
USAID COMPETE worked with the Tanzania Port Authority to establish a One Stop Center at the Dar es Salaam port. The One Stop Center (OSC)...
17 October 2011
Uganda ranks 16th of 22 global high-burden tuberculosis (TB) countries and in 2009 had approximately 42,178 new TB cases and 9,400 TB deaths. And Uganda...
26 July 2011
Family planning experts representing 13 African countries have gathered in Nairobi to share promising family planning practices that generate community ownership and expand outreach with...
23 September 2010
Listen to this story (Audio MP3, 12:21 min) East and Central African craft markets burst with color, materials, design and function. Yet lacking...
2 August 2010
After graduating from school in Kinshasa, Clement Cinyeri, 22, returned to his hometown of Bukavu looking for economic opportunities. Unable to find formal employment in...
11 September 2012
USAID's regional mission in East Africa is pleased to announce the second round of review under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM), with concept notes...
28 August 2012
The East Africa regional mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/East Africa) recently awarded the ACDI/VOCA Support for Food Security Activities ...
24 March 2010
World TB Day 2010 is focused on individuals around the world who have found new ways to stop TB and can serve as an inspiration...
3 March 2008
USAID/EA, together with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), supported a “High Level Workshop...
18 October 2012
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) signed an amendment recently to the COMESA-USAID...
19 March 2009
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DfID)-UK, and the United States Agency for International...
17 March 2009
Development partners will meet in Nairobi this week to discuss ways to increase their coordination in order to improve regional transit and transport efficiency along...
9 March 2007
Washington , D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) hosted an event...
A farmer weighing maize on a modern platform scale purchased with funding from USAID and a private sector grain bulking center (GBC). USAID support for GBCs results in increased availability and quality of staple foods.
On site at the grain bulking center of a USAID grantee in Rwanda that can now use a clean plastic sheet and a modern platform scale to ensure quality handling of maize. USAID co-financed the purchase of this equipment, which replaces rudimentary methods such as drying directly on the ground that results in contamination from pollutants.
A mobile dryer in field testing in Eastern Kenya. Smallholder farmers face many constraints to access adequate drying and storage facilities and are often forced to dry their maize through rudimentary means, such as roadside drying. This results in improperly dried grain, deterioration of the grain in storage, and the development of aflatoxins to levels which are fatal if ingested. Through USAID support, the mobile dryer—an innovative technique in Kenya—brings modern drying closer to farmers.
Farmer Field Day at UZ Investments, a grain bulking center and grant recipient under USAID’s Market Linkages Initiative. USAID and UZ co-funded the field days to reduce insect infestation and moulds and improve crop conditioning so that smallholder farmers can obtain a higher price (based on quality) when they sell their crops to the grain bulking center.
Collection centre for Smart logistics, a USAID grantee buying crops from smallholder farmers. USAID support for the refurbishment and expansion of staple crop storage warehouses and integration of smallholder farmers into these storage systems results in improved sales and income for smallholder farmers, such as the ones pictured above.
Flotea Massawe displays one of her clutch bags.
The Trade Information Desk on the DRC side of the border is launched.
Small Scale Women Traders in Goma, Rwanda side sell their
COMESA Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Nagla El-Hussainy signing the MOU with officials from the DRC Government at Kasumbalesa.
Participants at the Northern Corridor Spatial Development Programme in Kampala, Uganda. Stakeholders gathered to discuss the transformation of what is known today as the northern transport corridor into an economic development corridor.
Cassava Mosaic Virus Disease threatens food security in six East African countries.
Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) causes early ripening and rotting of fruits.
Photo: Leslie Rose/USAID
In the DRC, USAID is helping to re-integrate ex-soldiers into the community by providing them training in useful skills.
Soldiers contemplate disarmament in eastern DRC.
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