Pilgrim's UK recently helped launch a new Farm Africa strategy, which will support the charity's goals through 2025. Farm Africa’s mission is to support sustainable and gainful farming to benefit the planet and people.
The new launched strategy is based on three key pillars:
Farm Africa will support one million smallholder farmers and agro-pastoralists per year to increase their productivity, household incomes and resilience to shocks.
Farm Africa will support at least 200 farmer groups, cooperatives and small and growing businesses to grow sustainably and support 12 private sector partners to transition to sustainable supply chains.
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.
“This is a huge step in the right direction, and I am excited to see what the future holds,” said Rachel Baldwin, vice president of human resources. “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.”
Funds for Farm Africa are raised through membership fees and ambitious fundraising challenges. To learn more about Farm Africa and the new strategic plan, click here.