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IRD to Distribute Soccer Balls and Shoes to Cambodian Children

Posted by Natasa Ruka

Jim Lanning, Director of Acquisitions and Logistics at International Relief and Development (IRD) will lead a team that will distribute One World Futball soccer balls and TOMS Shoes at a Cambodian primary school and orphanage October 22 and 23. IRD is implementing a US Department of Agriculture Food for Education project to address literacy, school attendan... more

Filed Under: Health & Hygiene, Education, Nutrition, Women & Gender, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Cambodia

US Congressional Delegation Visits Man Sarun Wheat Mill Factory

Posted by IRD HQ

A US Department of Agriculture congressional staff delegation visited Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries to learn about USDA programs and identify future funding priorities. IRD facilitated a tour of the Man Sarun Wheat Mill factory in Phnom Penh. IRD’s longstanding partnership with Man Sarun begain in 2005 under the Food for Peace-funded Better Food... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Nutrition, Asia & Pacific, Cambodia

Cashew Processing Group Demonstrates Resilience

Posted by IRD HQ

“When the rains started and didn’t stop, we worried that all of our hard work would be destroyed,” says Isatou Sowe, president of the Group Juboo Cashew Nut Processing Group. Group Juboo, located in the North Bank Region of The Gambia in the border town of Fass Njaga Choi, works with IRD’s Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (CEP) to transform its small-scale... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Capacity Building, Nutrition, Value Chains, Women & Gender, Africa, The Gambia

Training and Job Creation for Women in Liberia

Posted by Natasa Ruka

Christina Mensah runs a Monjay Bakery with her children Tracy and Christian. Monjay Bakery applied for a contract from the Food for Education Program to supply bakery products in Monrovia-area schools. IRD assessed the establishment and found that Mensah’s 12-worker artisanal bakery would be a good fit: the bakery was well run and motivated, and the contract w... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Health & Hygiene, Capacity Building, Economic Growth, Education, Jobs, Nutrition, Women & Gender, Youth, Africa, Liberia

Community Garden Greens Swaziland – and Family Finances

Posted by John Engels

IRD worked with the Nyatsini community in Swazilan to revive a community garden that had been abandoned for three years due to shortages of water and high input costs. IRD began by drilling a borehole, installing a micro-irrigation system powered by an electric water pump, and offering technical support to 25 farmers (23 women and 2 men) in vegetable production... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Food & Agriculture, Capacity Building, Economic Growth, Jobs, Natural Resource Management, Nutrition, Relief to Development, Water, Women & Gender, Africa, Swaziland