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The War in Ukraine and the Future of Global Food Security

Garron Hansen | Tetyana Dudka
November 22, 2022
2 Minute Read

What bold choices and scalable changes can we make to potentially meet the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 2: End Hunger? Today’s lessons from Ukraine and worldwide shed light on our global dual reality: There is hope — and the stakes have never been higher.

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Shifting the Lens for Resilient Development through the Whole-Farm Approach

Aldana Joel Canton
September 2, 2022
4 Minute Read

Chemonics’ Whole-Farm approach is a household-centric methodology that addresses multi-sectoral development objectives by treating smallholder farming as a family business and promoting an enabling market environment for the business to succeed.

Creativity and Innovation Can Save the Day

Lauren Behr
April 21, 2022
5 Minute Read

Innovation & Investment Senior Advisor Lauren Behr discusses the urgency for innovation and the difficulty of scaling it to respond to today’s challenges on this World Creativity & Innovation Day.

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News: Chemonics Announces New Senior Vice President Garron Hansen


January 21, 2022
2 Minute Read

New Senior Vice President Garron Hansen brings his diverse experience to develop and expand the business strategy, management, and technical programming of Chemonics’ portfolio in West and Central Africa and Haiti.

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How 58 Policies Are Helping Guide Ecological Restoration in Brazil

Corey Quinlan Taylor
December 29, 2021
4 Minute Read

A review of 58 Brazilian national and state environmental policies charts a new path for the restoration of natural areas in the Matopiba region of the Cerrado biome, known as Brazil’s new agricultural frontier.

3 Questions with Chris Perine on Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet

Christopher Perine
August 27, 2021
< 1 Minute Read

What priorities should the global development community focus on to combat the climate crisis? Chris Perine shares three ideas in this video series.

Digitizing the Agricultural Value Chain

Melissa Benn
March 18, 2021
< 1 Minute Read

How can development implementers navigate low- and middle-income countries’ technology infrastructure challenges to help facilitate the development of successful, innovative, digital technologies? This blog provides key lessons learned from the award-winning Agronavti app from the USAID’s Zrda Activity in Georgia.

Three Models that Ensure Private Sector Engagement

Melissa Gasmi | Eileen Hoffman | Tracy Shanks
February 10, 2020
< 1 Minute Read

If private sector engagement (PSE) is a journey — with some companies farther along than others — then what is the role of international development implementers to better enable and facilitate that engagement?

News: Chemonics Invests in Young Innovators’ Promising Development Solutions


December 5, 2019
3 Minute Read

The company’s investment of cash and in-kind services recognizes scalable solutions to global development challenges created at recent UNLEASH global innovation lab.