Land O’Lakes International Development







At Land O’Lakes International Development, they uniquely understand how to help farmers and enterprises in low-income nations to transform into profitable, business-minded entities.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with one of the largest farmer-owned agricultural cooperatives in the United States, they believe in the extraordinary power of producer groups to serve as a nexus for accessing the inputs, services and markets that can catapult farmers into a position of economic strength.

Since their inception in 1981, they have led nearly 300 programs in 80 countries, which have helped millions of women and women in their journey out of poverty and food insecurity.

Since 1981, Land O’Lakes International Development has applied an integrated approach to international economic development that capitalizes on Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s nearly 100 years as a leading farm-to-market agribusiness. They use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty. They believe in the value of people and ensuring our work is rooted in honesty, integrity and respect.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, their vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. Since our inception, they have implemented nearly 300 programs and training initiatives in over 80 countries, which have enabled farmers and agribusinesses to become more profitable and to leverage economies of scale through well-functioning cooperatives and producer groups.

Funded primarily by USAID and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), our programs not only improve production and food security for small farming operations, but they foster innovation, market linkages, and strengthen the private sector. Ultimately, they make small and growing enterprises in developing countries more attractive for investment, and build consumer demand for agricultural products produced by smallholders.

They work in six key practice areas: Resilience Crops Dairy and Livestock Market Access Food Safety and Quality Assurance Inclusive Finance and Enterprise Development

They also have three cross cutting issues: Gender Environment Nutrition


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