APHIA Plus is a development project that targets the nutritional and food security needs of households affected by HIV/AIDS. It is being undertaken in collaboration with Family Health International (FHI), and is being funded by US Aid. APHIA Plus builds upon work undertaken with FHI on an original pilot programme working with people living with HIV/AIDS.
The project is being implemented amongst small-holder farming communities at Nakuru, Laikipia and Narok counties in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province.
APHIA Plus is being implemented in collaboration with Family Health International (FHI) with the objective to build sustainable livelihoods for 600 households affected by HIV/AIDS in the target districts.
Partners who are collaborating in the work include the Ministries of Agriculture and of Livestock, the Catholic DioscesDiocese of Nakuru (CDN), Heifer International, Land O’Lakes, the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology and Baraka Agricultural College in Molo.
The project aims to support 600 farming households, organised into 20 groups in different villages to diversify their farm production, access markets, and improve livestock breeding amongst collaborating households.