Partners

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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Mastercard Labs

The seventh in a series of Mastercard Innovation Hubs, Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion is the first Lab in Africa and the first to focus exclusively on financial inclusion. Producers Direct have partnered with Mastercard Labs to pilot 2kuze – a digital platform connecting farmers, agents, and buyers that allows smallholders to gain greater pricing […]

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Restless Development

Restless Development is a  youth-led international development agency that works together to help young people make lasting change in their communities and countries. Producers Direct have been partnering with Restless Uganda to help support the development of youth-led agri-enterprises at our Centres of Excellence.

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IKAWA

Inventors of the world’s first digital micro coffee roasters, IKAWA: Home Coffee Roaster, are supporting Producers Direct’s work by helping to provide roasters to our producer partners.

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IntelliSoft Plus

Intellisoft Plus are a Kenyan based tech company that are committed to catalyzing the transformation and growth of Africa. They have become a key partner of Producers Direct, vital to helping test and implement tech based solutions in the field with smallholder farmers.

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Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO)

KENVO is a community-based organization engaged in developing sustainable nature conservation programs in the Kikuyu Escarpment Forest, Kenya. Alongside Restless Uganda, KENVO have been involved in training young people, developing exchange visits to build youth engagement with our Centres of Excellence in Kenya and Uganda.

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Those

Those provides expertise in producing innovative digital and physical design. They have supported Producers Direct to deliver numerous projects including the realization of innovations developed by farmers and the development of the initial concept and platform of WeFarm with the design agency Airside.

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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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DataKind

Launched in 2011, DataKind leads a community of passionate data scientists, visionary partners and mission-driven organizations with the talent, commitment and energy to use data science in the service of humanity. We worked with DataKind in 2016 to help us analyse and dive into the data we had collected as part of our monitoring of […]

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