The Founding NGOs

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Across the developing world, agricultural yields and profits are a fraction of their potential.  Sustainable agriculture is key to the achievement of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end extreme poverty, hunger, inequality and injustice, and fix climate change by 2030. 

The Chefs for Change movement was founded by leading chefs and the NGOs Farm Africa and TechnoServe, who are both dedicated to running development projects that transform lives of rural food producers through sustainable farming.

Farm Africa is an innovative NGO that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce. The organisation places a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources.

Farm Africa’s programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability.

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organisation operating in 29 countries, TechnoServe works with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, TechnoServe has helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

With 50 years of proven results, TechnoServe believes in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.