Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Food Security / Kenya

Kenya receives Sh2.5b aid to boost food security

US Ambassador Michael Ranneberger and Agriculture Minister Dr Sally Kosgei, exchange contract documents after the launch of the US Feed the Future Initiative at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, yesterday. PHOTO: GOVEDI ASUTSA MASESE / STANDARD

Kenya has received Sh2.5 billion from the US Government to boost the country’s food security and eradicate hunger.

Part of the funds will be used to fund agricultural related activities and nutrition.

Speaking on Wednesday during the signing ceremony of a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Nairobi, US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger said the investment was the first part of a long-term commitment to help Kenya reduce hunger and poverty.

The initiative will be carried out through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other American agencies such as Department of Agriculture and the Peace Corps.

He said the programme would help stimulate Kenyan domestic and American investment in the agricultural sector.

Read more (The Standard Media)

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