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Kerry Group win top award for work with Concern in Niger
Kerry Group won a major prize at last night’s Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards for their work with Concern Worldwide to improve the food and nutritional security and farming livelihoods of some of the poorest communities in Niger.
Kerry Group received the Partnership with a Charity award for their work with Concern’s Realigning Agriculture to Nutrition (RAIN) programme in the west African country.
The four-year programme worked to improve the food and nutrition security of families in seven villages in the Tahoua region, increasing food production and the diversity of nutrient rich fruit and vegetables grown. Access was improved to safe water sources and improved maternal and child nutrition practices were promoted.
“We at Kerry are immensely proud to partner in this effort, and in the lasting benefit it delivers – in this case via improved food security, nutrition, and the provision of a significant boost to agricultural livelihoods in the communities engaged,” Kerry Group Chief Corporate Affairs and Brand Officer Catherine Keogh said.
Congratulating Kerry Group, Concern’s Director of Development Gaby Murphy noted that the two organisations have worked together for over 15 years on nutrition and agriculture projects in Zambia and Niger and are currently partnering in Kenya.
“These partnerships deliver vital financial support to Concern, but the value that Kerry delivers goes way beyond the financial,” she said. “The Kerry team has shared their expertise on nutrition, food systems and agriculture and our local country teams have benefitted enormously from working with Kerry Group staff in many different countries.”
For media queries contact Eamon Timmins, Media Relations Manager, Concern Worldwide, at email@example.com or 087 9880524
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