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The Feed the Future USAID Kenya Livestock Market Systems activity (LMS) is strengthening people’s resilience to shocks and stresses and is reducing the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger, and chronic undernutrition in northern Kenyan. LMS consists of a Leader Award, Associate Award One, and Associate Award Two.

Our Approach
The activity’s approach is based on the premise that through collective action; expanded and viable economic opportunities; strengthened institutions, systems, and governance; and improved human capital, people’s resilience will be strengthened in the face of shocks and stresses.  This will reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger, and chronic undernutrition.

The activity uses risk-informed, shock-responsive, and context specific approaches to improve resilience in the five arid semi-arid lands (ASAL) counties of northern Kenya. LMS partners with both National and County governments to strengthen the delivery of priority and strategic social-economic interventions that will transform the lives and livelihoods of Kenyans. This approach is aligned with the Government of Kenya’s priorities as defined in President Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda and the Counties Integrated Development Plans.

The activity prioritizes co-investments with the government and leverages the private sector to sustainably scale community impacts. To ensure sustainability, LMS has deepened its engagement with county governments to build their capacity and to create an enabling environment through appropriate legislative processes for sustainable development and social accountability. The activity works to champion an inclusive Kenyan-led, -managed, and -owned development agenda while prioritizing implementing through and building the capacity of local institutions.

Issuing Country 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:30am

Last updated: March 19, 2021