Thursday
September 24
2020

Sh37.5 Million (USD 350,000) Program Set To Boost Women Smallholder Dairy Farmers

By Brian Okinda

At least 5,000 women smallholder dairy farmers from six counties in the country are set to benefit from a new partnership targeted at boosting their milk production, enhance income and ease the annual 2.2 billion litre shortage of dairy products in the country.

The Sh37.5 million (USD 350,000) two year programme is an initiative of Corteva Agriscience, Land O’Lakes Venture37, Bidco Land O’Lakes, Forage Genetics International (FGI) and the International Livestock Research Institute -Kenya (ILRI) and will work with small-scale women dairy farmers from Kiambu, Nakuru, Kericho, Uasin Gishu, Nyeri and Meru.

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Source: Nation Africa (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Agriculture, Investing
Tags
farming, financial health, impact investing, smallholder farmers, women entrepreneurs