Pilgrim’s UK is helping launch the new Farm Africa Strategy which will support the charity’s aims until 2025 which will better support sustainable and gainful farming which will benefit the planet and people.
The new launched strategy will be based on three key pillars:
1. Farm Africa will support one million smallholder farmers and agro-pastoralists per year to increase their productivity, household incomes and resilience to shocks.
2. Farm Africa will support at least 200 farmer groups, cooperatives and small and growing businesses (SGBs) to grow sustainably and support 12 private sector partners to transition to sustainable supply chains.
3. Farm Africa will implement integrated landscape management projects in all countries of operation, supporting the sustainable management of 12 priority landscapes, including forests, rangelands and coastal ecosystems.
Rachel Baldwin, VP HR, attended the recent strategy launch meeting and added: “This is huge step in the right direction and I am very excited to see what the future holds. Farm Africa is helping tackle and support climate change, gender equality, youth employment, resilience and Agri tech – all of which is helping create a better future for farmers in Africa. But all of this is backed up by a solid strategy and plan which justifies what is being done and how.
“Pilgrim’s UK is a proud supporter of Farm Africa and I look forward to sharing with you all further updates and progress in the near future.”
Network members support Farm Africa’s work embedding sustainable agriculture in eastern Africa. Funds are raised through membership fees, as well as food industry leaders participating in a series of ambitious fundraising challenges.
To learn more about Farm Africa, the new strategic plan and what else the charity supports, please visit: www.farmafrica.org