Commitment to Action

Enterprise EthioPEA

Commitment by

United Nations World Food Programme, Pepsico, United States Agency for International Development

In 2011, PepsiCo, the World Food Programme (WFP), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) committed to develop an innovative market-based solution to economic, food, and nutritional insecurity in Ethiopia. PepsiCo, via its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation and the World Food Programme will develop a locally-sourced chickpea-based, ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) product that targets malnourished children from 6-23 months. Simultaneously, PepsiCo will conduct a pilot study with smallholder chickpea farmers to analyze the productivity and value of their crop in developing a domestic market and the country's chickpea opportunity to exports. USAID will also support the Ethiopian government's newly-created Agricultural Transformation Agency in developing a blueprint for its work and will work with chickpea farmers to improve production of high yielding chickpea.

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Commitment

Enterprise EthioPEA

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$8,300,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA

Commitment by

United Nations World Food Programme, Pepsico, United States Agency for International Development

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR)