Farming First is pleased to welcome two new supporters, TechnoServe and PanAAC, bring the coalition up to a total of 131 supporter organisations.
TechnoServe is a non-governmental organisation, formed in 1968, that works in poor areas of the developing world, helping to develop entrepreneurs, build businesses and industries and improve the business environment. They focus on helping entrepreneurial men and women in developing countries to capitalize on business opportunities which can transform their lives, generating jobs and markets for their products and services. TechnoServe offers a ‘hand up’ rather than a hand-out, giving poor people the power to transform their own lives.
The organisation works with various public- and private-sector partners, including USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2007 TechnoServe was rated as one of the world’s top five NGOs for corporate partnerships, and the organisation has also received the Presidential End Hunger Award from USAID.
PanAAC (Pan African Agribusiness & Agro-Industry Consortium) is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 2007 to promote sustainable agribusiness in Africa through enhanced productivity and competitiveness at national, regional and global markets. It is a private sector driven platform bringing together agribusiness and agro-industry groups and services to enable them to access information, knowledge, and partnerships.
most farmers especially small scale farmers lack information on improved technologies,agro industries products and new ideas of farming i.e they still rely on traditional methods of farming leading to poor production thus elevating poverty level and food insecurity among households and Africa at large.Therefore the link and new information provided by panAAc,there is new dawn in Africa.