Farm Africa is an innovative charity 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.
We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources.
Our 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.
We are a registered charity in the UK (Registered Charity Number 326901) and a registered company (Registered Company Number 01926828).
Farm Africa currently works in five countries in eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the DRC. We work with different types of farmers in a range of regions, from dry rangelands to lush, diverse forests. Their situations may vary, but these small-scale farmers face increasing economic and environmental challenges. Find out more in the Where We Work section of the website.
Farm Africa currently works in five countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the DRC. We have an ambitious plan to grow and increase our impact. We plan to scale up and hope to increase our footprint so that we work in a total of six countries by 2020. Find out more by reading our strategic plan.
We cannot respond to individual requests to undertake work in other locations.
Farm Africa receives funding from a variety of donors. Sources of its charitable income include:
In 2018, our total income was £18.1 million and expenditure was £16.3 million. Farm Africa's expenditure falls into four main categories:
Farm Africa is committed to ensuring that we use our funds wisely and get the maximum impact for every pound we spend. We apply a value for money framework to manage the main identified cost drivers carefully.
For more information read our 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statements (PDF 5.7MB).
No. Across all of the countries that Farm Africa works in, national governments have not authorised the commercial production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food crops. Farm Africa works within the parameters of national governments’ legislature on GMO usage. Farm Africa is not engaged in any GMO trials and does not supply GMO products or seeds to any of the farmers that we work with.
When you provide your details we store them securely on our database. We only use these details to contact you about your giving, Farm Africa’s work and how you can support us, unless you ask us not to. You can get in touch with our Supporter Services Team at any time to let us know when and how you would like us to contact you or if you would like to be removed from our mailing list by emailing them on: email@example.com. More information about data protection can be found here.
If you haven't found the answer to any of your questions here please contact the Supporter Services Team here or phone us on +44(0) 20 7430 0440 and we'll be happy to help you (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
Farm Africa strives to provide the best service possible to anyone who comes in contact with the organisation. We always value any feedback from our supporters, in the form of comments, suggestions or complaints. All such feedback is recorded and reviewed regularly and we endeavour to learn from feedback and to address any issues raised fairly and efficiently.
Farm Africa is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and is committed to best practice in fundraising. As such, we aim to adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice, as established by the Institute of Fundraising.
Where your concerns relate to fundraising, you should initially contact our complaints co-ordinator, Kate Prowse, via the contact details provided in the document below. Once we have received your complaint, you will receive an initial acknowledgement within two working days, and we will aim to make an initial response (after investigation) within five working days.
Read our full complaints procedure (PDF)
Donating to Farm Africa will help farmers in eastern Africa to grow more, sell more and sell for more.
You can donate to us online, over the phone or by sending a cheque or postal order in the post. To find out more about the many ways you can donate, please visit our Donation FAQs.