Part of a consortium of six global partners, Land O'Lakes is helping to bridge the gap between low agricultural productivity and food insecurity in urban centers through the City-to-City Partnership Program. This program, made possible by the American People through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), developed and recently launched CityLinks - an information and knowledge sharing portal that fosters interaction among a community of over 18,000 users from around the globe. CityLinks brings together government officials and development practitioners to help tackle climate change, food insecurity and water and sanitation problems affecting the urban poor.
Land O'Lakes is featured in a blog written by Emily Elledge, Assistant Program Manager for the International/County Management Association (ICMA), which is leading the consortium's efforts in the City-to-City Program and hosts the CityLinks web portal:
When people hear the name Land O’Lakes, they often think of butter, milk and dairy cooperatives. But did you know that Land O’Lakes has actually been assisting farmers in developing countries across the globe for over 30 years?
Land O’Lakes will assist the CityLinks team by leading the food security component of the program. Although they have primarily had experience working in rural communities, they are excited to apply their expertise to urban areas. Jennifer Hyman, Communications and Publications Manager says, “We are looking forward to extending the strategies we have found so effective in strengthening the food security of rural farmers even further into urban markets. Through CityLinks,... To read the rest of Emily's blog, click here.
For more information on Land O'Lakes' involvement in City-to-City, click here and here.