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Heifer International

Youth Livelihoods

Expand skills training, employment and business opportunities for youth in the agricultural sector.

The MasterCard Foundation and Heifer International have partnered to equip youth with the skills necessary to form producer associations, seek employment or establish businesses in the agricultural sector, with a focus on dairy. To meet the specific needs of young women and men, this project uses a holistic approach including intensive training, access to financial services and ongoing mentoring, and includes complementary agricultural value chains such as horticulture.  It has been adapted from Heifer International’s successful East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) Program.


$18 million


Five years


Tanzania and Uganda