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Young women in Morocco participate in a youth skills development program.

Future Growth in Agriculture Requires Nurturing the Promise of Youth Today

July 15, 2024

Investments in youth skills development are critical to the future of the world's agri-food system and agricultural transformation.

Youth participate at chocolate competition in Davao City, Philippines.

MEDA and Local Cacao Council DCCIDC Celebrate 2024 World Chocolate Day in Davao

July 9, 2024

A World Chocolate Day event was held in Davao to enhance the city's reputation as the 'Chocolate Capital of the...

A woman sells chicken products at a stand in Kenya.

The Critical Role of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises in Agriculture: Wendy’s Story

July 4, 2024

Wendy Ronga is part of a new era of entrepreneurship changing lives across Kenya. This young mother is on a...

Mango processing facility in Senegal.

Turning Pits into Profit: MEDA Provides Grant to T&M to Process Mango Pits into Cosmetics, Unlocking New Jobs for Women  

June 28, 2024

Through the AVENIR project, MEDA is supporting T&M to transform mango pits into cosmetics in Senegal, creating more jobs for...

Photo of cacao beans in the Philippines.

Sowing Seeds of Peace and Inclusion: Auro Chocolate Transforms the Cacao Landscape in Davao

June 26, 2024

The Filipino community of Paquibato in Davao grows some of the best cacao in the world. Until several years ago,...

A photo of Wit Holganza on her cacao farm in the Philippines.

People, Planet, and Profit: Wit Holganza’s Holistic Approach to Success in the Philippines’ Cacao Sector

June 21, 2024

Wit Holganza is both a farmer and a food crafter. Through support from the RIISA project, she has also become...

A woman entrepreneur in Tanzania holds up milk from her dairy business.

Unlocking the Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in the Dryland Regions of Tanzania

June 11, 2024

Discover how MEDA's FEGGE project in Tanzania is supporting women entrepreneurs in the country's dryland regions to unlock their economic...

A woman entrepreneur in Tanzania showcases her oil products.

Finding the Gaps and Building on the Evidence: MEDA’s Mapping of Evidence Gap Maps

June 7, 2024

Discover how MEDA created a map of Evidence Gap Maps to contribute to the enhancement of the international economic development...

A woman produces biochar in Ghana.

The Biochar Opportunity: Enhancing Soil Fertility, Mitigating Climate Change, and Increasing Incomes for Women in Farming

June 5, 2024

As MEDA celebrates World Environment Day 2024, we explore how a new biochar production initiative is mitigating climate change, enhancing...

Ambassador Joshua Tabah and Helal Ahsan-Ul-Haque at the EMERTA project closing ceremony.

MEDA Celebrates Successful Conclusion of EMERTA Project in Ethiopia, Creating 30,000 Jobs

May 29, 2024

MEDA successfully concluded its EMERTA project last week, with a close-out event held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A woman stands under a cacao tree in the Philippines.

Evangeline’s Journey: Environmental Innovation in the Philippines Transforms Opportunities for Women Farmers

May 21, 2024

Evangeline is the proud owner of Novela Farm. Through environmental innovation, she is leading the way towards new economic opportunities...

Cassava crops on a CODIPSA truck in Paraguay.

70 Years of Catalyzing Agricultural Investments and Impact in Paraguay

May 15, 2024

From dairy to cassava, discover MEDA's 70-year history of investing in Paraguay's agriculture industry.