Nutritious Food for Women and Children in Kisumu, Kenya


This project developed models for cost effective and sustainable projects that address the supply and demand of nutritious food in poor urban areas in Kenya.

A KIT Collaboration

This was a collaborative project that brought together experts from KIT’s global health and sustainable economic development. It produced a model which can help policy makers, development actors and practitioners to improve the availability of nutritious food for mothers and their children in poor urban areas.

How do you understand the link between nutritional status & the availability of food?

The first step explored the entire food system to identify nutritious foods lacking in the diet. The aim was to identify value chain interventions that increase the availability of these nutritious foods at affordable prices.

A model for future interventions

The final step was the design of relevant public-private partnerships in the form of a business proposition that defined key impact pathways. It also defined the relevant roles and investments (and their expected return) at the target group and partner level. The model was piloted in the slums of Kisumu, Kenya. The results are helping to guide proposals for projects which will be carried out in slums in Western Kenya.