We help poor families in Africa. From the arid hillsides of Lesotho, to the green and lush forests of Rwanda, the drought-stricken plains of Ethiopia or the grasslands of Uganda our extension workers deliver training that is suited to local conditions. In some areas we may focus on land management to prevent soil erosion and deforestation; in other places, social development is the main priority for those unable to heal the scars of war. No two programmes are identical, but they are linked by our passion for helping rural people in need, whose poverty can be transformed through agricultural development.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only developing region that saw the number of people living in extreme poverty rise steadily, from 290 million in 1990 to 414 million in 2010. The World Bank projects that by 2015, 40 per cent of the estimated 970 million people living on less than $1.25 a day will be from sub-Saharan Africa.

Millenium Development Goals Report, 2014