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Gates Foundation Awards Farming First’s Infographic

Screen shot 2011-06-08 at 11.40.34The Gates Foundation has just awarded Farming First the “Best Infographic” award in its recent “Small Farmers are the Answer” competition.

The challenge was to come up with creative ways to tell the story of small farmers. The Gates Foundation received more than 140 entries from people across the world. In Bill Gates’ blog post about the project, he explained the reason for his call:

The vast majority of the poorest people in the world get their food and income from farming small plots of land. Helping these farming families grow and sell more helps them become self-sufficient and build better lives.

The Gates Foundation selected their favourite submissions, and Farming First was one of them! We won the “best infographic” award for our infographic “The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy“, and our new supporter group, Self Help Africa, won best video for “It starts with a seed.”