Norway allocates 150 million kroner to support African farmers

Dag-Inge UlsteinPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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Norway is providing NOK 150 million of new support to the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), which works to develop sustainable agriculture in Africa.

“Through the support of the Farm to Market Alliance, we reach over 600,000 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia,” Minister of Development Dag-Inge Ulstein (KrF) said in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“This leads to increased food security for local communities that are struggling with the consequences of COVID-19 and climate change,” he added.

The new support is in addition to the NOK 25 million that Norway provided during the first phase of the project from 2018 to 2020.

THe FtMA consists of national authorities, the private sector, UN organizations, research institutions, and the farmers themselves and their organizations. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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