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Karen Freeman speaks from a podium at the Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Conference
January 22, 2015

For generations, the United States has been a leader in providing development assistance to alleviate suffering in Kenya and across the globe.  But food price spikes and resulting instability in 2007 and 2008 were a wake-up call: More needed to be done to break the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty. Our answer was to unlock the potential of agriculture as the key to reducing hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition through an initiative that became Feed the Future.

In just a few short years, Feed the Future is already changing the face of hunger and poverty for Kenya, thanks in large part to the integration of hundreds of thousands of small holder farmers into the increasingly profitable horticulture sector.

September 9, 2013

Funding Level:

$8.1 million

Duration:
August 2011 – August 2014

August 27, 2013

The project will promote value chain growth and diversification, increase the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other actors along the value chain working in the dairy, maize and other staples and horticulture sectors. The project will work with more than 30 Kenyan government and private sector organizations.

August 27, 2013

The Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project, part of the U.S. Government’s “Feed the Future” initiative, is improving food security and nutrition and raising incomes for over 200,000 smallholder farmers. The project is helping farmers to grow more and better quality fruits, vegetables, and flowers, with a special focus on strengthening the value chains related to eight crops: Sweet potato, Irish potato, passion fruit, mango, banana, tomato, cabbage, peas and beans.

August 27, 2013

Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Improving Resilience is reducing hunger and poverty, increasing resilience and social stability, and building a foundation for economic growth among pastoral communities in northern Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The activity is implemented by Adeso and works in five counties - Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Turkana and Marsabit counties.

US Ambassador to Kenya speaks behind a podium flanked by Kenyan and American flags
August 2, 2013

Honorable Speaker Ethuro, Honorable Governors, Honorable Members of Parliament and the Senate, Honorable Members of the East African Legislative Assembly, Honorable Assembly Speakers and Members, Government Officials, and members of civil society. 

Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to be here with you today. As a representative of one member of the community of democracies, I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with you to discuss and compare notes on how to advance good governance.  It is most certainly an evolving practice and one that gains by shared experiences. 

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Last updated: January 22, 2015

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