On 16th October, millions of people across the globe will celebrate World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Healthy Diets for a ZeroHunger World” and various stakeholders will reaffirm their commitment to SDG 2 which aims to end hunger. The celebrations will focus on the importance of nutritious food in addressing health issues.
In Kenya, according to the World Food Programme access to adequate quantities of nutritious food remains a challenge for many especially in semi-arid regions with approximately 29% of children in rural areas and 20% of those living in cities stunted hence the need to ensure that affordable and nutritious food is available to all.
Dairy the Motor for Healthy Growth
The Netherlands East Africa Dairy Partnership (NEADAP), Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, AgriProFocus, 3R and, Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) successfully co-organized dairy the motor for healthy growth meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting brought together brought together all dairy value chain actors working in East Africa. We also hosted dairy dialogues in Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda with an aim to promote dairy sector transformation in East Africa.
We also took part in the 15th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition which took place at KICC, Nairobi. We thank all members of the public who passed by our stand to learn more about our work and congratulations to all the winners who won the Cow Signals books which were available at our stand.
Access to Finance Dialogue
We partnered with the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) under the MobiGrow program to host the first access to finance dialogue themed, “Integrating Financial Inclusion and Sustainability to Accelerate Uptake of Digital Financial Solutions by Small Holder Farmers”. In attendance were development partners who are implementing projects with target beneficiaries’ small holder farmers.