Imp & Maker are proud supporters, and avid fundraisers for Farm Africa. Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: helping farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce.

Farm Africa places a high priority on environmental sustainability and develops 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. 

For many years, Farm Africa has been a cause close to the heart of our Founder, Sarah Louise Fairburn. In 2019, Sarah Louise worked closely with Farm Africa by taking part in the Thousand Trees Challenge project in Uganda alongside seven other senior women from the UK food industry. 

Witnessing first-hand the poverty and malnutrition these vulnerable women combat, was the driving force behind the creation of the Farm Africa ‘Hampers that Help’ to support Farm Africa’s ‘Livestock for Livelihoods’ project. This range allows Imp & Maker to support Farm Africa in their endeavours to empower and raise the profile of female farmers by providing them with the opportunity, support, and guidance they need to flourish. 

Imp & Maker will donate £2.50 from every hamper sold to the charity Farm Africa to support sustainable farming in eastern Africa. Registered charity number 326901.  

Photos credits: Farm Africa / Ava Emami / Jjumba Martin

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