We have a source of Ecosystems both biotic as well as abiotic.
Farmer's Pride International Investments (FPI-I) is a Profit making Agriculture Investment Organisation with a presence in +40 countries across 7 continents.
FPI-I is implementing a Rural and Urban Agriculture Innovative Production programme (RUAIPP) for food systems transformation, this is an agroecology systems initiative basing its program's achievement on using new and traditional knowledge, integrating technologies, scientific, indigenous and other kinds of approaches to inform evidence-based solutions on climate change mitigation and adaptation for sustainable food systems through an ecosystem approach.
The FPI-I program is meant to economically empower the world's farming communities, through skills and knowledge transfer workshops, this enhances production capacity, after harvesting handling and processing, connect them to the world markets, manage, protect, restore soil quality, and improve the world's food systems in the face of climate shocks and stressors, contributing to the global poverty eradication scale using diverse, well-integrated agroecological systems that can promote greater carbon sequestration, and increase the resilience of livelihoods monitoring climate change and providing climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions.
With its vision and mission aimed at supporting the growing world population with food, FPI-I works on connecting the urban, and the rural farming communities through urban and rural farming cluster development, empowering smallholder farmers to grow and feed the world, using agribusiness strategies that promote the development of the agriculture value chains, from production, processing, packaging, and distribution as a pathway to long-running sustainable development.
To build sustainability for its work, FPI has put Cluster farming and microfinance self-help credit schemes as strategies to promote its program's sustainability. Working on goals derived from its strategic framework, FPI hopes to support the achievement of the UN's sustainable development goals and food systems transformation by investing its resources in both urban and rural farming projects across the world.
FPI-I believes its approach is holistic and inclusive and will promote agricultural innovation, while being a vital enabler of food systems transformation, leading to improvements in collaboration and involvement of vulnerable groups, creating partnerships and ecosystems, making the best use of data, as well as incorporating new and traditional knowledge and technologies.
HOW WE CAME ABOUT:
FPI-I has grown from being a small youth farming group that formed itself into an Agriculture department in a Zimbabwean founded Community Based Organisation called the New Hope Foundation Zimbabwe in year, https://newhopezimbabwetrust.wixsite.com/nhz-trust and later became an international NGO called New Hope Foundation Global Network https://nhfg-network.wixsite.com/nhfgn
The big dream started in 2010 when the Executive President and founder of FPI-I organised a skills and knowledge exchanges project between China and Zimbabwe dubbed the people to people skills and cultural exchange, this exchange was co-organised by China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CINIE), Beijing NGO Association for International Exchanges, Chinese Universities and other smaller Chinese NGOs who conducted a three days training of trainers workshop for 250 farmers from Zimbabwe's 10 provinces, the training included fieldwork as well as an HIV & AIDS awareness campaign amongst the farming communities.
In September 2015 the dream of making FPI-I a stand-alone organisation came to life through its first pilot agriculture project in Eastern Cape, a province of the Republic of South Africa. In 2019, four years after its inception, FPI-I started agriculture projects in other countries as well as the exporting of its membership agro products to countries like China, the UK, France and South America through free trade zones on belt and Silk Road initiatives.
Today FPI-I has now grown from being a Zimbabwe founded NGO to having a presence in 40 countries in 7 continents across the world and has moved its HQ to Botswana, with satellite HQs in the USA, the UK, Uganda, Tanzania, and South Africa, this decision was taken on as Botswana is now embarking on a massive agriculture rollout.
PRESENT IN: 40 COUNTRIES
Tikuwona dziko lomwe achinyamata akutenga nawo gawo pazaulimi , madera akumidzi ndi otukuka komanso okongola padziko lonse lapansi.
Nthaka imakhala yathanzi komanso yobala zipatso.
Zamoyo zosiyanasiyana m'kati mwa makina athu oyendetsedwa bwino ndi zochuluka komanso zikuyenda bwino.
Kuzungulira kwa madzi, mchere, ndi mphamvu kukugwira ntchito mokwanira momwe angathere.
Madera amatha kudzipezera zosowa zawo mdera lawo ndipo kudyetsa dziko lapansi sikulinso chinthu chofunikira, kusamala za jenda, kufanana ndi kufanana, mwaulemu ndikuyika phindu pazatsopano zachidziwitso chakumaloko ndikusunga ufulu wa anthu.
Timagwira ntchito ndi maboma ndi mabungwe ena achitukuko kuti timange midzi yaulimi padziko lonse lapansi komwe nzika zili ndi mwayi wofanana komanso wokwanira wachuma ndi chikhalidwe cha anthu kuti apititse patsogolo moyo wawo, komanso komwe angathandizire bwino pa chitukuko chonse cha mayiko awo kudzera mu Agriculture Micro-financing kuti ikhale yokhazikika. ndi kachitidwe ka chakudya choyenera.
Kuthandizira kuyankha mlandu ndi njira zaulimi zokhazikika zomwe zimalimbikitsa ndi kupititsa patsogolo kugwiritsa ntchito zipangizo zamakono pofuna kuteteza nthaka, kusunga zamoyo zosiyanasiyana ndi malo okhala, ndi kupanga zakudya zotetezeka, zathanzi, kumene ogwira ntchito amalemekezedwa, zinyama zimasamalidwa mwaumunthu, ndipo midzi yokhazikika imasungidwa kudzera muzopangapanga; kugwiritsa ntchito zatsopano zosinthika.
Our work is guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to Human Empowerment, Inclusivity, Financial and material Accountability, Peace and Harmony, Courage, and above all we respect people's rights, value cultural diversity and are committed to equality for all through promoting good governance.
FPI-I ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND BUILDING AGRICULTURE ACTIVITIES
FPI-I's Agroecology approach seeks to promote food system transformation through mobilisation of farmers and non-farming communities to actively participate in soil use and management, farming, after harvest handling, processing, domestic market distribution and international exporting, this will create jobs along the value chains and stabilise economies. For this to happen people must be made aware of the economic benefits in agriculture, assist them to start backyard farming projects that will make them realise the economic benefits, promote better yields for better incomes through equity and venture capital investments in crop production and processing after two successive harvesting by a group of farming (Clusters). After achieving its mission, FPI will then support the creation of domestic and international markets for its member producers.
The above projects enables FPI to implement several Rural and Urban agricultural activities that encourage and promote food systems transformation such as urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural practices, including— community gardens and farms located in urban areas, suburbs, and urban clusters; rooftop farms, outdoor vertical production, and green walls; indoor farms, greenhouses, and high-tech vertical technology farms; hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic farm facilities; and other innovations in agricultural production, suitable for rural areas such as agroforestry and food forests.
The activities support “agriculture as a business” with an operative model that enables the achievement of sustainable rural development through the following objectives:
Building strategic partnerships to enable capacity building for rural farmers on ecological management, which includes soil use, management and restoration.
Organising smallholder producers into clusters for them to benefit from arrangements that include; access to markets, technical information, inputs and microfinance; improved bargaining power; higher prices and lower costs,
Increase in the economic and financial dividends of sustainable agro-entrepreneurship. (Seeking to make all dividends more accessible to a larger population in rural areas)
Promote transparency and accountability by implementing a clear theory of change that makes the link between data and accountability
leverage and promote “self-help micro-finance” as a sustainable, self-funding pathway to agribusiness capitalization in rural communities. Read more here>>
By December 2023: Invest in and have communities who are economically empowered through money-making agriculture activities.
By December 2024: Having profitable operational cluster farms, vibrant rural economies emerge when farms and small businesses work closely together, pooling resources and advocating as a group about the issues that matter to them.
By December 2025: Poverty eradication projects are visible in 40 countries with 25% of women, aged 21 to 65 years & 35% of girls, aged 3 to 18 years, 15% of boys, aged 3 to 18 years and 15% youths, aged 19 to 35 Years and 10% men aged 35 to 65 years actively participating in each project.
Goals achievement pathway :
Priority 1: Build a strong Global, diverse agriculture network through engaging
qualified and none qualified farming and none farming Rural and Urban farmers to start backyard and small scale farming projects .
Priority 2: Fund all farming activities through equity and venture capital
investments and support self-help microfinancing for rural
sustainable agriculture activities
Priority 3: Build capacities of partners and implement partners on agribusiness
Priority 4: Strengthen financial sustainability by implementing a business model for
most FPI activities.
Priority 5: Find and establish networks for the achievement of the SDG goals .
FPI THEORY OF CHANGE
Building economic structures that promotes Agriculture as a business for food systems transformation, through implementation of Agriculture activities that adopts the new and traditional Agriculture innovations, bringing to life proper management of the soil, social progress and peace through the creation of jobs and upscaling family incomes, integrating poverty groups, women, young people and the unemployed into farming clusters and self-help groups, investing in research, crop production, processing, packaging, and distribution, re-organising family, community and national economies along the agriculture value chains while recognising gender equality and upholding human rights in the world's fragile states.
HOW DO WE PLAN TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION?
Kodi timakonzekera bwanji kukwaniritsa cholinga chathu?
Ntchito yathu idzapambana pakukhazikitsa magulu aulimi ndi ma microfinance ngongole ulimi ndi chitukuko chakumidzi padziko lonse lapansi, izi zidzathandiza FPI kukwaniritsa zolinga zake pachitukuko chokhazikika, koma zotsatirazi ziyenera kupezeka kuti izi zichitike:
Tikuyenera kuti tidatera mochuluka m'malo onse a polojekiti;
Tiyenera kukhala ndi malo ofufuzira padziko lonse lapansi;
Tiyenera kukhala ndi malo ogwirira ntchito opangidwa mwaukadaulo
Tiyenera kukhala ndi otsogolera odziwa bwino ntchito, Owonetsa, ndi Ophunzitsa, ma laboratories okhala ndi nthaka yachonde, yobala zipatso, madzi oyera ambiri ndi mpweya.
Tiyenera kukhala ndi maphunziro apamwamba aukadaulo apamwamba komanso kafukufuku;
Tiyenera kukhala ndi anthu anzeru, otithandiza, olemekezedwa, osamala, olimbikitsa, komanso odziwa bwino ntchito;
Tiyenera kukhala ndi chiyanjano ndi chithandizo cha madera, makampani, ndi ena okhudzidwa;