Nutreco Receives $4.8 Million Grant to Unlock Sustainable Feed Solutions for Small-Scale Producers in Africa
Nutreco, part of the SHV group of companies, and a global animal nutrition leader based in the Netherlands has received a $4.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant is to accelerate the implementation of localised, sustainable complete feed production in sub-Saharan Africa, driving forward Nutreco’s purpose of Feeding the Future.
Compound feed production across the continent is some of the lowest in the world, and some of the most expensive due to inefficiencies and infrastructure challenges. As a result, small-scale livestock producers face declining incomes and uncertain futures, unless they gain access to quality animal feed.
The $4.8 million grant will directly fund 21 Hendrix4U complete feed production projects initially in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Uganda. Hendrix4U provides a ‘factory-in-a-box’ for rural areas ensuring access to quality compound feed production for small-scale producers, in a financially sustainable way.
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