ACDI/VOCA

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Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement PL480 Project

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Malawi began implementation of the Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program in July 2009, with an ending date of June 2014. This five-year USAID-funded PL480 Title II program is through Food for Peace (FFP) and implemented in the eight most food insecure districts in the south of Malawi. WALA is implemented by a consortium of nine Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) led by CRS Malawi as the grant holder.

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Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources

The food security situation in the targeted area of Bangladesh was critical at the point of project inception in 2010. Despite real wage growth in the previous five years leading to program initiation, a high rate of households, 31.5 percent, were in poverty. High food commodity prices, rising since 2007, exacerbated an already poor food security situation.

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Production, Finance, and Technology

A combination of low productivity, maizecentric farming, and poor value chain development for diversified crops has resulted in stagnated agricultural growth in Zambia. PROFIT+ builds on previous USAID-funded activities by connecting agricultural input supply with output markets, promoting value-added rural enterprises linked to selected value chains as well as ensuring women fully benefit from value chain development.

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Resiliency Through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja

The Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project is designed to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable people in South Karamoja, Uganda. RWANU means “future” in NgaKarimojong. This five-year, Development Food Aid Program is funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace and targets 16 subcounties in the districts of Amudat, Moroto, Napak, and Nakapiripirit.

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Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East, West

Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives – North, East, West (IDEA-NEW) is a USAID project that began in March 2009 and was completed in 2015. This project continued USAID’s efforts to provide agricultural incentives and economic alternatives for provinces in the East as well as the northern and western poppy-prone regions of the country.

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Regional Agricultural Development Program - North

The Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N) is a sustainable agriculture development program that works in six provinces of northern Afghanistan (Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Badakhshan) in support of U.S. Government and Afghan Government economic development objectives. RADP-N focuses on investing in increased sustainability and profitability of selected value chains for wheat, high-value crops, and livestock to provide food and economic security for rural Afghans in the targeted provinces.

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Liberia Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition & Child Health

Devastated by a 14-year civil war, the Liberian government established a peace accord and transition toward a democratic government in 2003. The nation has now undergone five years of peace building and reconstruction, investing in roads, schools, hospitals and clinics, educational facilities, electrical power supply, and other essential physical infrastructure that was destroyed or severely damaged during the war.

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Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth

Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth is a five-year activity that increases economic growth in rural communities in Kenya by building a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain. It encourages growth by improving market access and increasing the availability and affordability of inputs and services. It strengthens the links between pastoralists and the buyers of livestock and livestock products. It helps herders increase livestock productivity through improved breeds, and expands the adoption of existing and new livestock services.