Vendredi, Octobre 28, 2016

-H.E Willy Bett, Cabinet Secretary, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,
-Honorable Governor of Homa Bay County, Governor Cyprian O. Awiti,
-Homa Bay County leadership,
-H.E. Hamilton Orata, Deputy Governor, Homa Bay County
-Rt. Hon. Raila A. Odinga
-Honorable Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Mabibi na mabwana,


Habari zenu!

It is my pleasure to be here today for the opening of the Homa Bay Agricultural Show and Trade Fair 2016. This event provides a platform for farmers to create linkages with various stakeholders in the agricultural industry, including private sector, government and development partners. It also offers a platform to promote agricultural entrepreneurship and trade by showcasing new technologies, opportunities and skills.

The theme of this year’s show “Enhancing Technology in Agriculture and Industry for Food Security and National Growth” is in line with USAID’s strategy for Food Security and Economic Empowerment.

Under President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative, USAID is working in the region to address persistent malnutrition, food security and poverty. This is accomplished through our various activities including the Kenya Innovation Engine, the Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises program, the Kenya Agricultural Value Chain program, and our health programs.

Jeudi, Octobre 27, 2016 - 8:00am

School Milk Feeding Conference Thursday, October 27, 2016 Mombasa, Kenya Remarks by Acting Deputy Mission Director Mark Carrato

Lundi, Octobre 24, 2016 - 11:00am

Remarks as prepared for USAID Afghanistan Mission Director Herbert Smith

Jeudi, Octobre 13, 2016 - 12:30pm

But I believe that what these voices of fear and distrust, and even hatred, don’t understand – or what they refuse to see – is that the Muslim community – here in the U.S. and around the world – is an essential part of the solution. That Muslims, like others, have played an integral part in spurring decades of progress – they’ve actually made the world a safer, more prosperous place than it has ever been before. And they probably don’t know that many of those who have been targeted so violently in Aleppo over the past couple weeks and months are heroes. And that those heroes – named after the white helmets they wear as they rush toward the sites of bombings and other attacks – are inspired by a simple belief enshrined in the Quran: to save one life is to save humanity.

Jeudi, Octobre 6, 2016 - 3:15am

In the Philippines, USAID has brought together these two priorities – access to water supply access and climate resilience. As we have worked to extend access to safe water and improved sanitation we have searched out the nexus between those important objectives and our quest to foster resilience in communities.

Mercredi, Octobre 5, 2016 - 4:00pm

The U.S. continues to work in partnership with the Government of Haiti to assess the extent of damage in Haiti and to prioritize humanitarian cleanup needs.  The goal of the U.S. as a friend of Haiti and a partner looks beyond the day to day now, as we have for decades. 

Lundi, Octobre 3, 2016 - 10:00am

As you know, when a crisis hits or a conflict erupts, families get displaced.  Children’s lives are uprooted and put under stress.  The routines of daily life are disrupted. Children experience and witness violence and other traumatic events either in their home countries or en route to a safe haven.  Throughout all of this, children lose opportunities to learn, play and develop in a supportive and caring environment. This is the case no matter where they seek refuge.

Vendredi, September 30, 2016 - 9:30am

So tonight, just as we did ten years ago, we have an opportunity in front of us. If we continue to work together, we can end the suffering of a billion people around the world. We can end preventable blindness, reduce disability and disfigurement, and ease chronic pain. We can build healthier, stronger communities and open lasting pathways out of poverty.

I hope that we seize this opportunity together.

Mardi, September 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Human trafficking is a global human rights challenge. It preys upon the vulnerable, breaks down rule of law, and corrupts global commerce. The U.S. Government, through USAID, the Department of State and other agencies, supports all four strategic pillars of counter-trafficking response: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership. In Cambodia, we have been working on these issues closely with the Government of Cambodia for more than a decade.

Lundi, September 26, 2016 - 8:45am

It has become evident that an important trend in economic and social development is taking place in countries around the world. The private sector is increasingly taking on what had previously been considered inherently governmental functions.


Last updated: October 06, 2016

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