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In a mission to achieve sustainable recovery and build resilience from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mastercard Foundation is engaged in a program with Alluvial Agriculture that will support more than 3 million people in sub-Saharan Africa over the next two years. The program focuses on building food security and increasing digital and financial inclusion within the most vulnerable farming communities. In addition, the program will:

  • Enable 65,000 farmers to directly benefit from quality land, seeds, fertilizers, mechanization, and storage.
  • Tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty through a $20.4 million commitment by the Mastercard Foundation.
  • Scale the work of the smallholder farming collective, Alluvial Agriculture.

New Markets Media & Intelligence is providing full-scale communications support to promote expansion of this project, including media coverage and online content.

Farm Online National: Nigerian Female Farmers Ploughing Ahead with Mastercard Foundation funding

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Arise News: Supporting Women in Agriculture 

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Reuters: Nigeria's battered farmers to get $20 million to aid crop output

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African Farming: Three million people in Africa to benefit from post-Covid food security programme

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World Bank’s IFC: Nigeria’s Private Sector Looks Past the Pandemic

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FT: Has Nigeria missed the manufacturing bandwagon?

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FT: Nigeria at 60 has yet to reach its potential

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