Fact Sheets

The Maize, Dairy, Soil & Nutribusiness Program is a direct investment in the Government of Kenya through funding to the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). Under this activity, KARI is charged with conducting and disseminating agricultural research to strengthen food security and improve nutrition in Kenya.

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.

The Asset-Based Financing for Smallholder Farmers Project will help 110,000 smallholder farmers in 13 counties of Kenya double their farm income per planted acre. More than 70 percent of Kenyans depend on agriculture for some portion their livelihood. 

USAID, the U.S. Embassy, and the Hariyo Ban Program are pleased to announce an info-graphic contest on climate change, finishing up with an exciting week-long exhibition on the same theme. Winners will receive exciting prizes, and their work will be exhibited as part of a week-long exhibition on the environment in June.

The Uraia Trust Civic Education Program is an umbrella under which 57 Kenyan civil-society organizations supported training and deployment of civic educators and the dissemination of a national civic education curriculum in all 47 counties of Kenya.  The Program was designed to respond to the hate campaigns that preceded the 2007/2008 post-election violence.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is implementing the SPECS program to deepen democratic practices that lead to popular political participation, thereby contributing to stability, governmental legitimacy, and accountability in Afghanistan. Along with NDI partners, Internews and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the program involves partnerships with local organizations to build on previous initiatives to support meaningful, sustainable channels for citizens to engage in political and electoral processes before, during, and after the 2014 presidential and provincial elections and 2015 parliamentary and district-level elections.

USAID/Kenya’s Leadership, Management and Sustainability activity strengthens the leadership, management, skills and practices of health workers in Kenya. The activity works with faith-based organizations and the public and private sector to strengthen health systems.

The Kenya Pharma activity applies innovative approaches to increase the scale and efficiency of HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and treatment. It works in close collaboration with the Government of Kenya and the National AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program. Kenya Pharma provides an uninterrupted supply of high-quality, low-cost medical commodities to people living with HIV/AIDS through a drug procurement and distribution system.

The Health Commodities and Services Management activity is designed to address gaps in commodity management, pharmaceutical policy and services, and laboratory systems with a goal of strengthening commodity management systems for improved health outcomes and greater impact.

The Fanikisha, which means “accomplish” in Kiswahili, Institutional Strengthening Project builds the capacity of national-level civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations to provide sustainable leadership for the health and well-being of all Kenyans.

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Last updated: August 22, 2014