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Kenya Nourishing Prosperity Alliance

women and her cow in Kenya
Credit: Land O'Lakes Venture37

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Corteva, Land O'Lakes Inc, Bidco Land O'Lakes, Forage Genetics International, International Livestock Research Institute

Period of Implementation

July 2020 - March 2023

Geographic scope

Africa: Kenya


$ 596,000
€ 567 619


Others: Mix of Private Sector Funders


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development, Social

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Research & Study, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building


Nourishing Prosperity Alliance (NPA) is an innovative partnership among private agricultural firms, international research institutions and non-governmental organizations focusing on animal nutrition as a pathway to human food security and the advancement of women’s economic empowerment. Leveraging the world-renowned agricultural expertise and capabilities of Corteva Agriscience, Forage Genetics International (FGI), Bidco Land O’Lakes (Kenya-based Land O’Lakes joint venture), Land O’Lakes Venture37 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), NPA serves as a selfsustaining channel for catalytic investments to upgrade women dairy farmers’ productive capacity and income-earning potential. This pilot initiative is guiding women farmers in methods that bolster nutrient-rich forage production - providing reliable feed for dairy cattle, improving milk production, and reducing the production cost of dairy products. NPA’s private sector-driven model empowers women as the primary agents to increase the supply and quality of nutritional dairy products available to their local communities and drive the competitiveness of the Kenyan dairy industry. Through Training, TA and Research, KNPA is Building the entrepreneurial capacity of commercial dairy farmers to produce and sell high quality forage as well as Building the capacity of smallholder dairy farmers to increase the productivity of their livestock. During the first two years, 5,658 smallholder farmers and 48 emerging farmers were trainned on improced forage practices. 14 Forage adaptive management plots were established and managed, while 17 contractors were training on improved foreage practices and business management.

Project Objectives

The Kenya Nourishing Prosperity Alliance (KNPA) is an innovative partnership aimed to sustainably increase dairy production by conducting training on forage and mechanization with emerging and smallholder farmers in the counties of Nakuru, Kericho Kiambu, Eldoret, Nyeri and Meru in Kenya.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Main Indicators

1) Farmers trained in improved forage practices (new)
2) Emerging farmers trained in improved forage practices
3) Contractors trained in improved forage practices (new)
4) Contractors trained in business management (new)
5) New Forage Adaptive Management Plots Established and Managed (cumulative)

Impact Measurement

Program evaluations, and routine data collection

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 46

Individuals: 6120

Local stakeholders

Numerous small dairy cooperatives in Western Kenya, such as Wakulima Dairy Cooperative 

Key Tags

Employment, Food Security, Gender