Across Asia, we are
catalyzing economic
opportunity, job creation
and lucrative value chains.

Asia

Across Asia, Land O’Lakes International Development has been leading agricultural development programs and training initiatives for nearly three decades, by providing technical expertise and assistance that helps to strengthen agricultural markets and value chains, including dairy and livestock.
 
Our work positively affects smallholder farmers, producers, cooperative members and other value chain actors. We emphasize local capacity building and partnerships with the private sector to ensure our efforts are sustainable and enable individuals, cooperatives and communities to sustain higher profits, increase their incomes and improve their access to financial services. Land O'Lakes’ work in Asia focuses on rebuilding local businesses that have been devastated by conflicts and/or natural disasters, including annual floods and tsunamis. In Sri Lanka, for example, our programs are helping small- to medium-sized enterprises become more productive and profitable, which will stimulate investment opportunities and create more jobs by facilitating targeted technical expertise and impact investments that empower local communities to build sustainable and competitive enterprises.
 
Our strategy in Asia encourages the private sector and social investments necessary to harness local economic opportunities. In Bangladesh, for example, we are facilitating early stage investments of catalytic capital, providing business support services and examples of innovative business models to grow the country’s dairy sector. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, we are increasing enterprises’ competitiveness to stimulate investment opportunities and create jobs, while strengthening the enabling environment and effectiveness of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.
 
Historically, we have also led a range of school nutrition programs, which have improved attendance and enrollment for 1.7 million children across 7 countries, with a focus on building sustainable markets whenever possible. In Bangladesh, we helped demonstrate innovative food aid approaches through a USDA-funded Local and Regional Procurement pilot. This not only provided food aid for half the price and twice as fast as traditional food aid programs using imported commodities, but also created 5,000 sustainable jobs through local processors’ commercialization of the cereal bar products we introduced.

Current Asia Programs

ProgramsAfghanistan
ProgramsBangladesh
ProgramsPakistan
ProgramsSri Lanka
ProgramsTimor-Leste

Past Programs

ProgramsAfghanistan
ProgramsBangladesh
ProgramsPakistan
ProgramsSri Lanka
ProgramsTimor-Leste
Our Impacts

$2,635,000 in incremental sales for Bangladeshi farmers who participated in our Rural Enterprise for Alleviating Poverty Project