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Land O'Lakes Venture37 and Corteva Agriscience alliance in Kenya addressing persistent dairy shortages

The alliance will aid the livelihoods of women smallholder farmers by providing education and resources for sustainable agriculture  

Land O'Lakes Venture37 and Corteva Agriscience alliance in Kenya addressing persistent dairy shortages


Wilmington, Del. and Arden Hills, Minn., -- Sept. 7, 2020 – Corteva Agriscience, Land O’Lakes Venture37, Bidco Land O’Lakes, Forage Genetics International (FGI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announced today an alliance that aims to strengthen dairy production in central Kenya. The project will help advance the sustainable farming practices of more than 5,000 women smallholder dairy farmers, and ease the annual 2.2 billion liter shortage of dairy products in the country.

This group of private sector, non-profit, and research organizations will engage in a two-year program designed to increase the supply of nutritional dairy products available to local communities and guide women smallholder farmers in methods that bolster nutrient-rich forages (corn silage and hay) production -- providing reliable feed for dairy cattle, improving milk production, and reducing the production cost of those dairy products.

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About Land O'Lakes, Inc.  
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2019 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 212 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 99 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

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