Long Term Foundation’s mission is to reduce hunger and achieve food security for extremely poor rural farmers in Africa by enabling greater farm productivity and income generation opportunities.
Across the world, over 1 billion people suffer from food insecurity, leading to hunger and malnutrition, which can affect development with life-long negative consequences. Africa’s development as a continent has been hampered by the extreme poverty and difficult conditions experienced by many of its citizens. Our focus is on poor rural farmers who are particularly vulnerable to economic shocks and climate change.
The Foundation’s main objectives are as follows:
(i) increase the annual incomes earned by poor rural farmers in Africa through increased farm productivity, greater access to markets and credit, and/or alternative income sources;
(ii) enable the development of small African businesses that seek to improve the lives of poor rural farmers;
(iii) enable suitable NGOs operating in African agricultural and business sectors to implement sustainable farmer-focused projects; and
(iv) promote sustainable agricultural-led economic growth
Geographic & Sectoral focus
Having considered the many areas worldwide suffering from extreme poverty, the Foundation has taken the decision to focus mainly on Sub Saharan Africa, and in particular its rural farmers.
Given the large number of households in Sub Saharan Africa that earn their income (whether solely or as a supplement) from agriculture, the Foundation will focus its efforts in that area.
The methods by which the Foundation aims to reach its objectives are through the provision (mainly indirectly) of training, education, machinery and other required inputs for improvements to agricultural outputs or agricultural businesses.