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Winrock International Charity Profile
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
Winrock International Volunteer Information
Winrock International will be supporting the recently awarded, USAID-funded John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer Program for the West Africa (WA) and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) regions, as part of a consortium led by ACDI/VOCA and also supported by Land o?Lakes and resource partner Lincoln University. This award will open up a number of volunteer opportunities each year under these programs, and assignments are currently under development.
FTF MENA will work to increase productivity and profitability in the agriculture sector, focusing on horticulture and dairy/livestock in Egypt and Lebanon, with flexible interventions anticipated for West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, and Yemen. FTF WA will work to raise productivity of horticulture and staple crops, focusing on farmer access to markets or end-use processors. In Nigeria, interventions will focus on aquaculture, apiculture, and staple crops such as cassava and cowpea. Small ruminant livestock and staple crops such as rice, maize, millet, sorghum, and potatoes will be the focus in Mali.
Winrock International Donation Information
The John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program is a grant-making initiative that supports applied research on pressing natural resource and agricultural challenges facing Asia's rural poor.
The Program continues Rockefeller's commitment to building human capacity in Asia by:
Fostering problem-focused research that will result in actionable plans and policies to sustain and restore rural agriculture and ecosystems. Increasing the capacity of Asian researchers to solve urgent development problems by directly advising decision makers. The Program commissions research teams through a two-phase, open grant competition which is judged by local experts.Research teams are overseen by distinguished local scholars and leaders, including funders, policy makers and former Agricultural Development Council (A/D/C) fellows. This interaction enhances the ability of participating researchers to influence policy and implementation of solutions.