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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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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.
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She Is an Agripreneur: Enabling Female Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness

Hailey Dougherty
October 22, 2019
4 Minute Read
When economically empowered, women reinvest in their communities — leading to greater self-reliance, prosperity, and food security. To support these outcomes, the development community should adopt high-impact initiatives for female entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector.
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3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen
May 21, 2019
5 Minute Read
In Moldova, agricultural producers are diversifying their markets, while brokering new relationships and harnessing innovative technologies. Cynthia Steen discusses challenges and successes in this venture.
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News: Chemonics’ Senior Vice President Philip DeCosse Discusses Food Security and Resilience in Nigeria at CSIS Event


February 14, 2019
2 Minute Read
Senior Vice President Philip DeCosse represented Chemonics at Center for Strategic and International Studies’ event launching report on food and nutrition security in Nigeria.
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We Can’t Respond to Famine Caused by Conflict in the Same Way as Famine Caused by Drought

Michele Piercey
September 6, 2017
3 Minute Read
Peace and stability expert Michele Piercey offers three approaches to respond to food security emergencies in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen.
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Improving Nutrition Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Introducing a New Crop

Sanavbar Sherova
June 1, 2017
3 Minute Read
To address dietary deficiencies in Tajikistan, farmers are looking at an old crop in a new way.