Announced in 2019, LEAF (Lifesaving Education and Assistance to Farmers) is an 18-month project designed to harness the power of nutrition to save lives today — and enrich them tomorrow. Over the course of a year and a half, we expect to reach 50,000 beneficiaries in Ethiopia and Kenya while advancing two critical outcomes:
1. Lifesaving treatment for acutely malnourished children and pregnant/lactating women
2. Farmer-led agricultural transformation to reduce chronic malnutrition
In Ethiopia’s Wolaita Zone, we aim to prevent malnutrition by providing sustainable, agriculture-based livelihoods for poor and vulnerable households. The goal will be to generate long-term incomes and “graduate” families from extreme poverty (which dovetails with Concern’s larger work in the Graduation program).
In Tana River, Kenya, we are addressing more immediate nutritional needs through CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnutrition) services and community outreach. We’re also providing households with nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions.