Funded by a US$ 1.3 million grant from the Yum! Brands Foundation, the vocational training kitchen initiative titled ‘An Equal Slice for Everyone’ is the first in a series implemented through a partnership between USAID’s Youth Employment and Business Start-Up activity, YouLead; Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka, the owner of the Pizza Hut franchise in Sri Lanka; and the Sevalanka Foundation.
Through YouLead, USAID will assist in the development of…read more
The Ministry of Agriculture, with the support of the United States Government through its USDA-funded Trade Safe (TraSa) project, announced the adoption of the electronic phytosanitary certificate (ePhyto/GeNs) in the Dominican Republic. The ePhyto system helps to facilitate transactions through electronic certificates, replacing traditional paper certificates. This innovative tool will improve the flow of trade of agricultural goods as it…read more
Twenty-two farmers from Vallejuelo in the San Juan province of the Dominican Republic became the first graduates of a Farmer Field School program focused on the safety of fresh agricultural products. This training was part of the USDA-funded Trade Safe Project, which is implemented by IESC and supported by local partner the Center for Agricultural and Forestry Development (CEDAF).read more
A workshop was held on July 26 in Hanoi to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through digital transformation and financial access. The event was co-organized by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Experts maintained that Vietnamese firms, especially SMEs, have encountered numerous difficulties in post-pandemic recovery, and digital…read more
On June 13, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lankan Department of Agriculture, for a $27 million project that aims to double the milk production of Sri Lankan dairy farmers participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Food for Progress” initiative.
In close partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, the project began in late 2017 and…read more
“And it’s because of today’s challenges that initiatives like Food for Progress and Market-Oriented Dairy Project especially give value to our work: to do our part to help the people of Sri Lanka, whether schoolchildren or dairy farmers. I know our colleagues from the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) have been working tirelessly to improve the livelihood of dairy farmers throughout Sri Lanka, and our colleagues from the U.S….read more