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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30am

BANGKOK — Under the Feed the Future initiative in Asia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is building a diverse regional agricultural innovation community to test, adapt and share the latest practices and technologies with smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia’s emerging markets, with a focus on Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal.

On September 13 and14, 2017, this community came together in Bangkok at the Tech4Farmers Asia Challenge 2.0 event to explore issues that impact agricultural innovations reaching smallholder famers. This event focused on exploring ways to increase access to markets, identifying opportunities for finance and investment and highlighting efforts aimed at improving the enabling environment.

USAID and Inmarsat Partner for Legal, Traceable and Sustainable Fishing
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:45pm

The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Inmarsat Global Limited (Inmarsat) haveannounced a new partnership to help commercial fishing crews promote sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia.

USAID and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) launch partnership.
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), have announced a new partnership for reducing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Through the partnership, they will establish an innovative system for promoting sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity conservation. Piloted in Bitung, Indonesia, the new electronic regional catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system will help small- and large-scale fisheries promote fair and ethical seafood supply chains and meet regional and international import standards.

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

The USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) have embarked on a new collaboration to implement a catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system in Indonesia to support sustainable fisheries management and supply chain integrity.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) have embarked on a new collaboration to implement a catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system in Indonesia to support sustainable fisheries management and supply chain integrity.

The third annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women will award a talented, early career woman from the ASEAN region working in applied science.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:15am

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company, has launched the third annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women.

A new report highlights Thailand’s success in reducing the number of malaria cases by 81 percent since 1997, and maps strategies to eliminate the disease in the country by 2024.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:15am

Marking World Malaria Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia and partner RTI International today released a report highlighting Thailand’s dramatic success in slashing the number of malaria cases by 81 percent since 1997. It also makes the business case for an aggressive roadmap to eliminate malaria in the country by 2024.

Dr. Patarapol "Lotter" Maneeorn, Thailand’s popular veterinarian, announces his five-year public commitment as a Wildlife Champion with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s USAID Wildlife Asia program to help end trafficking in Southeast Asia and China.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:30am

Today, Dr. Patarapol "Lotter" Maneeorn, Thailand’s popular veterinarian, announced his five-year public commitment as a Wildlife Champion with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s USAID Wildlife Asia program to help end trafficking in Southeast Asia and China.

From (third left) U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Lao PDR Michael Kleine presented 120,000 mosquito nets to the Deputy Minister of Health, H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone Muongpak during a ceremony in Vientiane.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 3:15am

The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Lao PDR Michael Kleine presented 120,000 mosquito nets to the Deputy Minister of Health, H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone Muongpak during a ceremony in Vientiane on March 10. These mosquito nets will be distributed to families in rural areas of Bolikhamxay, Khammouane, Oudomxay, Phongsaly, Salavan, Sayabouly, and Savannakhet provinces to protect them against mosquito borne diseases such as malaria.

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies helps hand out supplies in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand to residents affected by recent flooding.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:00am

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies announced an additional $500,000 to continue disaster risk reduction activities to help schools and communities in Thailand be better prepared for flooding and other disasters.

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