Project name: MoreMilk: Making the most of milk

Institutions: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Emory University

Country: Kenya

Children drinking milk (Source: Dave Elsworth/ILRI)

Source: Dave Elsworth/ILRI

Description: The MoreMilk project aims to improve child health and nutrition through milk consumption. The project investigates the impact of a training, certification, and marketing intervention in the informal dairy sector through a cluster randomized controlled trial in Nairobi, Kenya. The intervention provides training to urban milk traders on milk safety and quality, business skills and marketing, and the nutrition and health benefits of consuming milk.

Women represent a large fraction (about 45 percent) of milk traders in urban Kenya, yet formalization can unintentionally drive women away from milk markets. The MoreMilk project adapts the project-level WEAI to the context of peri-urban milk traders to assess women’s empowerment in milk trader households.


Project goal        


 Commodity focus