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Support Program for African Farmers will Impact 3 Million People

In an effort to achieve sustainable recovery and build resilience from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mastercard Foundation's COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program will be implemented in partnership with Alluvial Agriculture. The program will directly support 65,000 smallholder farmers with mechanization, inputs, agronomic advice, and market access. The program will target an additional one million farmers with climate smart agro-advisory and market intelligence, benefitting at least 3 million direct dependents. Read more

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Alluvial Agriculture meeting women farmers in Nasarawa state, Nigeria. The Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program will be implemented in partnership with Alluvial Agriculture. The program will directly support 65,000 smallholder farmers with mechanization, inputs, agronomic advice, and market access. "But this isn’t just about recovering from the impacts of the pandemic, it’s also about building long-term resilience in the agricultural sector so that it can withstand the effects of emerging and future issues—like climate change," said Chidinma Lawanson, Country Head, Nigeria, at the Mastercard Foundation.

“With this tremendous support from the Mastercard Foundation, and expertise from numerous valued partners, Alluvial is transforming the approach to tackling hunger and poverty by channelling resources into sustainable food production as opposed to transitory food aid,” said Dimieari Von Kemedi, Managing Director of Alluvial.

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