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IRD Promotes Food Security and Nutrition in Mali

Mar 28 Posted by Melissa Price

International Relief & Development (IRD), with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Food for Progress grant, organized a three-day event in Bamako, Mali, to educate the community about the nutritional benefits of sesame and fonio and about how to incorporate these products into a healthy, daily diet. The event also encouraged market linkages b... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Nutrition, Value Chains, Women & Gender, Africa, Mali

IRD Cashew Cookbook Named Gourmand Awards Winner 2013

Mar 18 Posted by Melissa Price

ARLINGTON, VA – The Cashew Cookbook, published by International Relief & Development (IRD) with funding from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service in 2012, was bestowed a Special Award by the International Jury of Gourmand International.  The prestigious award was announced at the Paris Cookbook Fair, held under the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Value Chains, Africa, Senegal, The Gambia

Cashew Cookbook Promotes African Agriculture and is Gourmand International Cookbook Award Finalist

Jan 7 Posted by Melissa Price

ARLINGTON, VA – The Cashew Cookbook, published by International Relief & Development (IRD) in 2012, was recognized by Gourmand International as a finalist for its 2012 cookbook awards. The cookbook gathered the best recipes sampled during cashew festivals held in Banjul, The Gambia, and Ziguinchor, Senegal. The recipes were developed by professional chefs and amateur c... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Economic Growth, Nutrition, Value Chains, Africa, Senegal, The Gambia

IRD Participates in Briefing on New Informa Economics Study—“The Value of Food Aid Monetization”

Nov 21 Posted by Melissa Price

ARLINGTON, VA – A new Informa Economics study, "The Value of Food Aid Monetization: Benefits, Risks & Best Practices," will be released during a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 28. 2–3 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Committee on Agriculture Hearing Room 1300 Longworth House Office Building RSVP to ballen@elevinson.com Monetization Study Fi... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture

IRD-Peace Corps 2012 Fellows Announced

Jan 18 Posted by Kate Zimmerman

ARLINGTON, VA -- International Relief and Development (IRD), a major implementer of U.S. foreign assistance and a leader in the international stabilization and development community, has announced the 2012 recipients of the IRD-Peace Corps Fellowship Program. Mica Jenkins and Mark Strohbehn will work for three months at IRD headquarters, adding their field experience to... more

Filed Under: Community Transitions, Food & Agriculture, Partnerships