Advancing animal and human nutrition
Through the Kenya Nourishing Prosperity Alliance (KNPA), we, in partnership with Corteva Agriscience, Forage Genetics International and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), are empowering smallholder dairy farmers by increasing animal productivity and incomes, while increasing the supply of nutritional dairy products to local communities. Farmer trainings on how to effectively screen, report and treat animal disease help to strengthen local disease surveillance systems and proper procedures to keep all animals and their caregivers healthy. Improved production and storage of forage also enable farmers to prevent contamination of feed and mitigate the environmental impact caused by dairy farming.
Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods
The USAID Growth Through Nutrition (GTN) project worked across all government and society levels to bring multi-sectoral nutrition programming to community levels. We, on collaboration with Save the Children, increased access to diverse, safe and quality foods by promoting more nutritious and productive varieties of vegetables, fruits, legumes, bio-fortified crops and small livestock, like poultry. Our approach also included trainings for extension agents, model farmers, and vulnerable households to empower them to become a source of knowledge and inputs for other farmers.
Improving safety and quality in dairy and beef value chains
Alongside the local private sector, we work with the government of Georgia and dairy and livestock agribusinesses to improve food safety and quality protocols and build consumer awareness around food safety and quality through the USDA Safety and Quality Investment in Livestock (SQIL) project. This project improves the farm to fork management of livestock, including access to veterinarians, and the processing of products such as milk, cheese, and value-added meats. Through this approach, people have more options for high nutrient-dense foods and able to incorporate them into diets, expanding dietary diversity while increasing food security.