Our Global Impact

From 2010-2014, Land O'Lakes International Development managed 31 agriculture and enterprise development projects in 21 countries, which were funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). These projects were implemented in Africa, Asia and the Middle East through partnerships that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty. At our core, we aim to be a leader in transforming lives by replacing poverty with prosperity, and dependence with self-reliance.


2014 Impacts

Agricultural Productivity and Competitiveness

  • $710,734 in loans disbursed to enterprises
  • 62,033  agricultural producers linked to markets at which to sell their goods
  • 72,521 smallholder farmers’ net incomes increased, with 40% realizing an increase of 10% or more
  • Supported households sold $49,955,336 worth of agricultural products (dairy/livestock/crops)
  • Strengthened 572 agribusinesses in the value chain by linking them to farmers

Nutrition and Health

  • Training in nutrition provided to 33,320 individuals
  • 4,187 individuals targeted with health and nutrition messages, 89% (3,734) of whom  adopted improved practices

Food Security and Livelihoods

  • Vulnerable households more than doubled number of months per year when they had adequate nutrition, from an average of 4 months to 9.74 months
  • 17,792 vulnerable households received economic strengthening support (e.g. livestock assets, crop planting materials, relevant trainings).
  • 22,494 of the most vulnerable households received direct food assistance

Enterprise and Cooperative Development

  • 286 groups received technical assistance or management support, including producer groups, cooperatives, MSMEs, large enterprises and civil society organizations (CSOs)
  • 5,751 groups (producer groups, cooperatives,  MSMEs, large enterprise,  CSOs) with a total of 69,843 members  received business development services

Food Systems and Safety

  • 526 firms applied new technologies or practices, such as food quality and safety,  Post- harvest handling storage techniques, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Assisted in the production of 62 metric tons of milk conforming to world-class ISO9001 quality standards

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

  • 37,837 rural households applied environmental friendly management practices
  • 13,026 hectares of land benefited from  improved technologies or management practices as a result of Land O’Lakes assistance
View our 2010-2014 Cumulative Impacts here
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