Aldi launches partnership with Farm Africa
Aldi UK has become the first UK supermarket to team up with international development charity Farm Africa as it looks to support young farmers in Kenya.
In a three year partnership, the supermarket has pledged to donate £260,000 to fund Growing Futures, a project to educate young people in sustainable agriculture run by Farm Africa in Kitale, Western Kenya.
The partnership will aim to improve the lives of more than 400 out-of-school young people by empowering them to create more commercially viable livelihoods for themselves through agriculture and becoming business leaders in their communities.
Oliver King, corporate managing director at Aldi UK, said: “By supporting young people in rural areas to increase harvests and create better incomes for themselves, Growing Futures will not only play its part in eradicating extreme poverty in Kitale, it will help young people build for the future.
“The project will encourage young people to become job creators rather than job-seekers, turning them into drivers of economic growth and reducing their communities’ dependence on aid.”
Farm Africa works with small-scale farmers, government and private sector organisations across Africa to boost food production, creating more sustainable and commercial farming that builds rural incomes and sustains natural resources.
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