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Waitrose providing financial support to farmers in Kenya amid COVID-19 pandemic

22 April 2020

The Waitrose & Partners Foundation has unlocked £200,000 from its Global Fund to protect farming communities overseas adversely affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. The package will include £88,000 in support to Waitrose’s suppliers in Kenya, with whom Farm Africa has been working since partnering with the Waitrose & Partners Foundation in 2017.

Addressing the Double-Crisis of Locusts and COVID-19 in the greater Horn of Africa

17 April 2020

A statement from the Regional Desert Locust Alliance. The combined impacts of COVID-19 and the desert locust invasion. The alliance confirms that the locust invasion will worsen the already dire food security situation in the greater Horn of Africa. It is critical that locust surveillance and control operations, as well as livelihood and food security responses continue, even with the movement restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus.  

Farm Africa announces a new tasty partnership with 5th Season

15 April 2020

Farm Africa is excited to announce a new partnership with 5th Season, a company that is getting more people to eat fruit by serving up delicious fruit bites. For every pack of 5th Season sold, 1p will be donated to Farm Africa over the next three years.

Aldi extends Farm Africa partnership

26 March 2020

Aldi has extended its partnership with Farm Africa for a further two years to support young farmers in rural western Kenya to boost resilience to climate change and improve the quality of their fresh produce, making their farming businesses more sustainable.

Dan Collison appointed as Farm Africa's new Chief Executive

26 March 2020

Farm Africa’s Board of Trustees has appointed Dan Collison as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. Dan has 25 years of experience gained in a range of humanitarian, emergency and development roles within organisations such as Save the Children and Christian Aid. He is currently the Director of Programmes and Advocacy with War Child.