Press Release: USDA Awards $45 Million to Winrock International to Expand Climate-Smart Agriculture in Malawi and Thailand
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $178 million investment in Food for Progress projects to support Biden-Harris administration priorities of climate-smart agriculture and facilitating trade, and selected Winrock to implement two of the seven projects.
“Our team at Winrock is thrilled to have the chance to contribute to the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate action plan and partner with farmers, agri-businesses and communities across Malawi and Thailand,” said Aaron Sundsmo, Winrock’s senior director of agriculture, resilience and water.
“These two new projects will dramatically increase the number of farmers using evidence-based, climate smart approaches to increase agriculture productivity, farmer profits, while also having environmentally positive impacts,” Sundsmo said. “We will be rigorously testing and refining our approach throughout implementation with leading research partners Michigan State University and Innovations for Poverty Action. We’ll ensure that our projects are not only having the desired positive impacts, but that the benefits are spread equitably and inclusively amongst all of the communities that we are serving.”
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