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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.

March 4, 2014

February 26, 2014, Thika – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Mission Director Karen Freeman, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development Dr. Wilson Songa, and USAID and Government of Kenya representatives celebrated seven promising innovators who have the potential to transform agriculture in Kenya.

A Kenyan farmer explains grafting techniques to USAID officials in a horticulture training center in Thika, Kenya
January 27, 2014

Thika – Today, top USAID officials visited the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) Training Center demonstration farms to observe how the Brand Kenya campaign is supporting Kenya’s produce exporters to access international markets.

December 31, 2013

This Rapid Assessment Review Report appraises the assistance provided by the USAID/Kenya Mission (Mission) over several years in support of the March 4, 2013 elections.

A Kenyan women from Isiolo talks to the Mission Director of USAID Kenya
November 15, 2013

USAID Kenya is helping communities in Northern Kenya build resilience in the face of climate change and other potential shocks.  

October 10, 2013

The Building Climate Change Resilience and Food Security Program is improving the productivity of smallholder farmers by promoting good farming practices and adoption of new technologies. The program identifies keen, hard-working farmers at the village level and develops them into “Agro-Entrepreneurs” called Village-Based Advisors who provide inputs, services and advice on good farming practices to their community.

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Last updated: January 22, 2015

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