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Ugandan chilli farmers celebrate first major export

09 December 2021

Chilli farmers in Lira, northern Uganda are celebrating their first major export, after selling five metric tonnes of dried chillies in bulk to buyers in Germany. The sacks of chillies left Lira for Kampala last weekend, where they will be sent onwards to their final destination.

Join Michael Palin, Minette Batters, Will Evans, Ally Hunter Blair and the London African Gospel Choir at the Farm Africa Virtual Carol Concert

06 December 2021

Farm Africa's annual carol concert will take place virtually from 7pm on Wednesday 15 December 2021. Hosted by farmer and Farm Africa supporter, Will Evans, the evening will include carols by the London African Gospel Choir and the Sandra Scott Singing Ensemble. We will also have readings by our patron Michael Palin, NFU President Minette Batters and farmer and star of ‘Born Mucky – Life on the farm’, Ally Hunter Blair.

Farm Africa pays tribute to Sir Martin Wood

25 November 2021

Farm Africa was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Martin Wood OBE FRS DL. Sir Martin was the brother of the late Sir Michael Wood, who co-founded Farm Africa with David Campbell in 1985. Sir Martin was appointed president of Farm Africa in 1987, and had been a very strong supporter of the organisation.

Young vegetable farmer smiles her way back to school

12 November 2021

Selly Chebet discovered the potential of vegetable farming thanks to Farm Africa's Growing Futures project, funded by Aldi UK. Since taking up farming, Selly has earned enough money to fund her return to education.

Join Seann Walsh, Isy Suttie, Sara Pascoe, Deborah Frances-White and more for the return of Farm Africa's Laughing Season

05 November 2021

Farm Africa’s Laughing Season is back and brings together the cream of the stand up crop! Join us for a night of full-on belly laughs and support Farm Africa's vision of a resilient rural Africa where people and the environment thrive.