Consultancy company Accenture has given Concern World Wide a grant of $1.5 million to fund the development the charity’s farming programmes in Zambia and Malawi.
The $1.5 million grant will be used to educate and assist local farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices. This is one of the largest single private sector grants received by Concern for the support of one specific project.
The three-year Concern project will train 6,400 farmers in Malawi and Zambia in conservation agriculture. Local trainers will provide farmers with the skills needed to feed their communities and increase harvests.
The grant is part of Accenture’s focus on corporate social responsibility. Through its “Skills to Succeed” programme, it educates people around the world, building skills that enable them to contribute to the economy.
In addition to the grant, Accenture will continue supporting Concern with pro-bono consulting services from advice on developing Concern’s business strategy to volunteering.
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