On June 3, Winrock's Dr. Sandra Brown and Lara Murray attended the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in Bonn, Germany, to host the event, “Implementation of Guyana’s National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) for REDD+.” Brown, joined by speakers from the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and Indufor, delivered a presentation on the innovative system for tracking land-use changes and estimating emissions from deforestation and degradation
Earlier this month, the Counter Trafficking in Persons program sponsored the Annual Reflection Workshop, organized by the Khmer Youth Association, which brought together dozens of Cambodian youth to discuss ways to promote safe migration and prevent human trafficking. Read more in U.S. Ambassador William Todd's blog.
In this article, “Food Hubs Could Be Revolutionary -- But They're Not as Simple as They Seem,” The Huffington Post breaks down food hub models and notes the research conducted by The Wallace Center at Winrock International to collect data and create benchmarks.
This feature on Dr. Do Tu Lan is the first in a series from the Vietnam Clean Energy Program on "women champions" in the Vietnamese construction sector. The series features women who have made strides in this male-dominated field, coming from diverse backgrounds but bound together by strong work ethics, love of country, a strong belief in themselves, and a passion for their work.
In May, the USDA-funded Philippines Cold Chain Project (PCCP) participated in the International Food Exhibition, an event showcasing Asia’s tropical fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, and Halal-certified products – as well as ethnic, exotic and specialty foods. U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg and USDA Agricultural Counselor Ralph Bean stopped by the PCCP booth to hear about project activities.
A photo taken last August at an awareness campaign from the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies–Clean Energy Program was recently among five winning photos as part of a photo contest for photography from 2014 that "best captures the essence of USAID projects in health, economics, elections, education and energy." See the winning photo here.
On May 28-30, the Myanmar Coffee Association hosted the first-ever certified coffee cupping competition in Yangon, with the goal of supporting local coffee growers in their efforts to expand into international markets. Myanmar coffee farmers are supported by the USAID-funded Value Chains for Rural Development program, implemented by Winrock.
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