Feed the Future in Kenya

About 75 percent of Kenyans derive all or part of their livelihoods from agriculture, which accounts for 27 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and the poverty level, is nearly 50 percent. The United States Government Feed the Future initiative in Kenya is helping smallholder farmers and their families escape the cycle of poverty. 
This $117 million investment supports innovative, private-sector-led solutions and government policies to strengthen value chains for dairy, horticulture, livestock, and staple crops to increase incomes of smallholder farmers, including women and youth. In 2018, the U.S. Government in collaboration with the government, the private sector and other development partners impacted more than 1.1 million Kenyans and leveraged about one million US Dollars in new USG commitments and private sector investments for food security and nutrition. 

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:00am

Last updated: April 08, 2019