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48 USAID-Backed Projects Seek to Tackle Global Development Problems

USAIDThe U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded $10 million in total grants to 48 research projects that aim to address disaster management, environmental and food security issues on a global scale.

USAID said Friday the projects mark the fourth cycle of the agency’s Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research initiative and allow developing nation scientists to collaborate with U.S. government-backed researchers.

One scientific team from Asian countries will examine how climate change affects transboundary water systems and another international group will identify strategies to reduce the incidence of wildlife trafficking, disease and human-animal conflicts in East Africa.

A group of Indonesian and Brazilian researchers will focus on biodiversity issues that have an impact on livelihood, education, climate adaptation and food security.

USAID launched the PEER program in collaboration with NASA, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Agriculture Department, U.S. Forest Service, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Geological Survey.

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