Kerry Group in pioneering partnership with World Food Programme

Pictured at the launch of Kerry Group’s partnership with the World Food Programme are Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food & The Marine; Stan McCarthy, Kerry Group Chief Executive; Greg Barrow, Head of WFP’s UK and Ireland Office; and Edmond Scanlon, Kerry Group Chief Executive Designate.

Kerry Group is to contribute US $750,000 plus technical support to a pilot 3-year programme in Honduras.

‘Project Leche’ will see Kerry Group partnering with the World Food Programme.

It will focus on the nutritional enhancement of school meals for children in Honduras through the inclusion of sustainably produced dairy products.

Working directly with local communities and key national stakeholders, the project aims to support smallholder farmers in the production of safe and sustainable dairy products.

In Honduras, recurrent natural disasters and a susceptibility to the effects of climate change contribute to food insecurity.