Funding Partners

Producers Direct receives funding from UK and international trusts, foundations and institutions. We are grateful to the organisations listed below for their support:

World Bank

At the start of 2018, the World Bank awarded Producers Direct as part of their Development Data Innovation Projects. Collaborating with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); Climate Edge; and WeFarm, this project aims to help smallholder farmers respond to climate risks by integrating multiple sources of data and then presenting them with a personalized, […]

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Cafedirect

Cafédirect was founded in direct response to the coffee crisis of 1989, when prices plummeted and farmers were struggling to break even, let alone make a profit. In 2010, Cafédirect raised the bar even further and created Producers Direct. Cafédirect and Producers Direct have worked closely together over the years to help smallholder tea and […]

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Global Resilience Partnership

The Global Resilience Partnership aims to help millions of vulnerable people in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia better adapt to shocks and chronic stresses and invest in a more resilient future. The GRP have been supporting Producers Direct since we were one of the winners of their first challenge […]

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief has awarded Producers Direct three grants in support of programming in East Africa and to support Producers Direct’s producer-led governance.  Most recently Comic Relief has supported in the setup and implementation of 3 Centres of Excellence in East Africa.

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Big Lottery Fund

Producers Direct’s Innovation by Smallholders to enhance Productivity, Incomes, Resources and Enterprise (INSPIRE) is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. This project is based in Peru and is based around the setting up of Centre of Excellence with three of our producer partners in the country.

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Google.org

Producers Direct won the 2014 Google Impact Challenge for WeFarm. This enabled us to spin WeFarm off as a stand alone social enterprise. You can keep up to date with WeFarm’s incredible work bringing the power of internet to people without it here.

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OpenIDEO

OpenIDEO chose Producers Direct’s work with Digital Farm as a Top Idea for its call “How might we apply new technologies to make agriculture and water systems more resilient in the face of climate threats?” This work led to Producers Direct’s inclusion in the Climate Ventures 2.0 accelerator programme led by Good Company Ventures in […]

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Nominet Trust

Nominet Trust is the leading social tech funder. It seeks to bring together, invest in and support people making imaginative use of technology to address complex social challenges. Nominet Trust has supported Producers Direct with early exploration into WeFarm as well our work looking at the applications of IoT technology for smallholder farmers.

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KFW Deg

Through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), DEG (The German Investment & Development Corporation) and Cafédirect supported our work in the Rooted in Quality programme in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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