Recent U.S.-Kenya joint accomplishments include:
AIMS | $20 million USD invested | 2014-20 |Benefitting 2,800 Agribusinesses
Implemented by Global Communities, the Agricultural Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program bolsters trade in key agricultural sectors in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. AIMS has served more than 2,800 agriculture small and medium enterprises (A-SMEs) to date, increasing bank finance, improving trade systems and expanding trade volumes, and increasing market access to quality service providers. This includes facilitating more than 8,700 loans to A-SMEs valued at USD 200.6 million and USD 48.3 million of sales under formal contracts between buyers and sellers though business to business (B2B) forums.
SPADE | $13 million USD invested | 2011-15 |Benefitting 16,000 producers
Implemented by Technoserve, the Smallholder Poultry Agribusiness Development (SPADE) Program improved the livelihoods of 16,000 smallholder producers by boosting poultry production, enhancing access to financial services, and developing capacity for poultry meat processing and retail sales. The program established 9 village banks through which $131,000 in equity was mobilized and disbursed as loans to 2,361 producers.
K-Sales | $24 million USD invested | 2014-17 | Benefitting 78,000 farmers
Implemented by Land O’ Lakes, the Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support Project (K-SALES), expanded trade and improved the livestock value chain in six counties. The program increased productivity by facilitating extension through field schools, increasing clean water access, improving infrastructure to support production, and facilitating agricultural lending. The program served 78,728 farmers and 3,200 agribusinesses, expanded trade by providing training in post-harvest handling, improving off-farm infrastructure, facilitating lending, and developing the business capacity of cooperatives and industry associations.
Aflatoxin Mitigation | 90% Reduction in aflatoxin levels
USDA, USAID, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture partnered to mitigate aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut, through the development of a biocontrol product called Aflasafe®. Aflasafe® is registered in Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal, and has reduced aflatoxin levels by 90 percent. Kenya and Uganda have recognized the USDA-developed sampling and testing protocols for corn and peanuts.
School Nutrition | Benefitting 900,000 students
USDA’s McGovern-Dole program (MGD) has provided school feeding assistance to Kenya since 2004, totaling $130 million in contributions. In 2009, the GOK developed the Home Grown School Meals Program (HGSMP) led by the Ministry of Education. The MGD support is delivered under HGSMP and so far covered about 900,000 students in more than 2,200 schools.
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