Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition

Increasing Livestock Productivity to Improve Household Food Security


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The Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN) project is a $9 million, five-year project to impact rural household nutrition in Bangladesh. The project aims to increase livestock productivity through increased access to better livestock management techniques, animal healthcare services, and hygienic, diverse, and high-quality food to enhance the nutrition and health status of rural households, especially among women and children.

  • Increased livestock productivity through increased access to better livestock management techniques and primary animal healthcare services
  • Improved access of rural households to hygienic, diverse, and high-quality food to enhance nutrition and health status, especially among women and children
  • Improved nutrition-related behaviors of rural households
  • Enhancing market actors’ capacity to provide livestock farmers in LPIN areas with high-quality inputs and livestock extension services (embedded and standalone) on breeding and rearing practices, artificial insemination, and hygienic milk collection, preservation, and processing
  • Supporting both input and output market actors to develop innovative business models that increase sourcing and selling of livestock products to foster income growth for participating households and increase consumption of milk and meat
  • Improving nutritional status of women and children through a Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) campaign that triggers nutrition behavior change

As of October 31, 2018, the project has achieved the following results:

  • Reached over 65,000 farmers, including almost 58,000 women
  • Trained over 400 livestock service providers on livestock rearing, including animal healthcare management, fodder production, and cattle husbandry
  • Increased the average household’s production of milk by 49 percent
  • Increased farmers’ gross margin per cow by 42 percent
  • Vaccinated over 17,000 cattle

Funder: USAID
Budget: $9,000,000
Contact: Jason Hillis, jhillis@acdivoca.org