VENTURES AFRICA – Stoller, an international Agricultural organisation has partnered with Joyce Banda International Foundation (JBIF) to launch a five year initiative that will help African women and children gain access to agricultural education and sustainable commercial practices.
The initiative will also allow subsistence farmers gain access to Stoller’s advance crop health technology that will enable them produce higher yields and boost income generation. It complements the aim of the Village Transformation Initiative, an initiative previously launched by the foundation to help small farmers with input materials such as seeds, fertilizers, and basic farm training.
The pilot phase of the partnership will be launched in ten Sub-Saharan African Countries including Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia.
“It is my conviction that this partnership would impact Africa, model sustainability and contribute to food security on the continent,” Banda said.
JBIF was created by Joyce Banda, a former president of Malawi and a staunch advocate for the rights of woman, children, disabled and other marginalised groups. Through her foundation, she has empowered about 400,000 women and launched several humanitarian projects including schools and orphanages in Malawi.