Accenture

Accenture

Concern Worldwide is running a conservation farming programme in Malawi and Zambia.

This work is being supported by Accenture, who awarded us with a grant of $1.5 million. This is a fantastic opportunity for Concern and will no doubt allow us to build on the success we have had in this area in Zimbabwe.

In October 2013, Accenture awarded Concern Worldwide with an additional grant for this project.

More about this project

This grant is one of the biggest private-sector donations ever received by Concern for the support of a specific project. 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. Read more.

What is conservation agriculture?

Conservation agriculture is based on the concept that soil is best left undisturbed. This might seem to contradict everything we know about farming, but new evidence suggests that protecting the land rather than ploughing it reaps the greatest rewards. Read more.

Dami Soro plants her seedlings exactly where the tiny holes in the irrigation pipes are, ensuring that the roots are gently but effectively kept watered. Using the micro-irrigation system ensures that water is used as efficiently as possible.

Revolution in farming

Concern Worldwide is training people in farming techniques which are easier, cheaper and increase yields for farmers. Read more about these methods.