Accelerate Value Chains Development (AVCD) Program

Feed the Future’s Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) activity aims to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger in 15 counties in Kenya. AVCD targets to transition 326,000 households from subsistence to market-oriented farming and into food and income security. The program focuses on livestock, dairy and staple crop (root crops and drought-tolerant crops) value chains which have been prioritized as commodities key to inclusive agricultural growth.

The AVCD program is implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Potato Centre (CIP) and International Crops Research for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) with ILRI as the lead implementer. Key interventions include the identification and scaling of agricultural technologies and innovations to strengthen target value chains while increasing resilience, agricultural productivity, food security and economic welfare of farmers, producers and traders.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9:00am

Last updated: March 05, 2019