ERIC Number: EJ786055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Women's NutriBusiness Cooperatives in Kenya: An Integrated Strategy for Sustaining Rural Livelihoods
Maretzki, Audrey N.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v39 n6 p327-334 Nov-Dec 2007
With funding provided by the Center for Higher Education of the United States Agency for International Development, The Pennsylvania State University and Tuskegee University collaborated with the University of Nairobi in establishing women's NutriBusiness Cooperatives in the Rift Valley and Central Provinces of Kenya. Between 1992 and 1999, the cooperatives were established, facilities and equipment were supplied and extensive participatory training was provided by university-affiliated investigators and project staff. This initiative enabled approximately 2500 rural Kenyan women farmers to add value to their crops by processing and locally marketing nutritious, convenient, culturally-appropriate weaning food mixes. Implementation of the NutriBusiness model is described and challenges of cultural engagement are highlighted.
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Cooperatives, Food, Economic Development, Agribusiness, Rural Areas, Nutrition, Infants, International Cooperation, Cultural Context, Adults
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya