On-going activities include:
Agricultural Trade Promotion
FAS promotes trade between our countries by identifying opportunities, addressing barriers, and linking people and resources. We help local businesses find, obtain, and utilize the U.S. agricultural products that they and their customers want. We lead trade delegations, technical exchanges, and other activities to strengthen our trade relationship.
Trade Capacity Building
These programs often focus on harmonizing Sanitary-Phytosanitary (SPS) regulations with international standards and increasing trade opportunities for processed foods, horticultural, and animal products. A Nairobi-based SPS Advisor leads implementation of SPS programs managed by USDA and USAID.
Local-Regional Procurement (LRP)
World Food Program (WFP) implements Local and Regional Purchase (LRP) to strengthen local food market structures and procurement systems and to develop linkages between farmers, the Government of Kenya (GOK) Home Grown School Meals Program (HGSMP), and McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (MGD) school feeding programs. LRP supports the GOK goal to expand local purchases for the HGSMP.
McGovern-Dole Food for Education
In June of 2016, USDA awarded WFP a $28 million, five-year MGD project as a continuation of the FY 2013 award. MGD serves 358,000 students daily school meals in the counties of Baringo, Garissa, Mandera, Tukana, Wajir, and West Pokot. MGD supports capacity-building and promotes food safety and quality in the HGSMP.
Implemented by Global Communities, the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) Program improves lending and market access for micro- to medium agribusinesses in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Funding for Kenya is approximately $10.4 million. Regionally, AIMS has facilitated $55,923,370 in new lending since September 2015 and has helped Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) grow sales by $25 million.
FAS is implementing a multi-year agreement to support to USAID Kenya in effort to (1) Improve agricultural production and enhance capacity for agricultural trade in Kenya; (2) Increase strength of national scientific and technical expertise in agricultural marketing and information systems; and (3) Enhance resilience and increase diversity of livelihoods in Kenya.
Global Agricultural Reporting
USDA reports on the agriculture and relevant trade issues of more than 130 countries. The reports are free and public Gain.fas.usda.gov
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