Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Activity

Increasing Livestock Productivity to Improve Household Food Security

Summary

The Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN) activity is a five-year project to impact rural household nutrition in Bangladesh. The activity 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 November 2019, the project has achieved the following results:

  • Reached 145,852 farmers who have directly benefited
  • Trained 790 LSPs and cascaded productivity training
  • Increased milk production by 90 percent
  • Vaccinated 71,785 cattle
  • 201 percent increase in meat yields from live cattle per year since start of the project

 

Funder: USAID

Project Specialist: Jason Hillis, jhillis@acdivoca.org

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