UNDP approves Prolinnova–Kenya’s funding proposal

Joe Ouko with his goat-meal innovation (Credit: Laurens van Veldhuizen)

In early 2022, Prolinnova–Kenya won a grant from the Innovation Small Grants Aggregator Project (ISGAP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 18-month project will focus on the local innovation developed by the small-scale farmer Joe Ouko: Locally Formulated Dairy-Goat Meal (LOFODA-G-Meal).

The aim of the project is to build resilience to climate change in the households of Nyando Community in Nyakach Sub-county of Kisumu County through increased dairy-goat husbandry, building on local farmers’ own ingenuity.

The project will support producers of dairy-goat feed in further developing, producing and commercialising the nutritious LOFODA-G-Meal in Kisumu County and beyond to contribute to more resilient food security and livelihoods. It will help develop a sustainable social enterprise around this farmer innovation so as to strengthen also neighbouring households’ alternative sources of livelihood by producing and selling dairy-goat feed composed of locally available vegetation.

The project will secure the right partnership with other actors to help the social enterprise to develop and fully commercialise LOFODA-G-Meal. This should strengthen the innovative and business capacity of the local community to continue to find ways to address the effects of climate change on their food system and their livelihood security. Moreover, the project will leverage on the LOFODA-G-Meal innovation to tap into other cases of local ingenuity that contribute to greater food and nutrition security in Kisumu County and beyond.

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