Under the ongoing Feed the Future-funded Kenya Livestock Market Systems (LMS) activity, ACDI/VOCA partners with USAID, to strengthen people’s resilience to climate shocks and reduce poverty, hunger, and chronic undernutrition by transforming the livestock sector, catalyzing on economic growth among pastoralist communities in northern Kenya.
This motive will be upheld under Feed the Future and the United States Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, to build a reliable and competitive livestock value chain in the Feed the Future zone of Kenya’s arid lands with a budget $45 million over a five-year period.
“As a leader in the value chain approach to international development, we look forward to offering our expertise in market systems and resilience to the Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems activity. Since July 30, 2012, we have worked to improve the livestock value chain and market linkages in Kenya’s arid lands. This activity builds on these efforts to not only improve the livelihoods of pastoralist communities but also improve their capacity and independence in the face of extreme climate challenges,” said Paul Guenette, Chief Communications Officer.