The Shared Interest office will close for the Christmas break on Friday 22 December and reopen on Tuesday 2 January at 9am.

Supporting our charity

Our charity, Shared Interest Foundation, is supported by donations from 1,548 donors, and grants from Trusts and Foundations. The majority of these donors (1,383) are members of the Society. This money is used to implement projects aimed at building climate resilience through product diversification and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in remote communities within Africa and Latin America.

Last November, Shared Interest Foundation held an online event to share how producers are working to combat climate change. Held just after the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26), the event involved Foundation Manager Kodzo Korkortsi giving an account of Foundation projects in Ghana, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Peru and Nicaragua. This included stories from coffee growers, sesame farmers, beekeepers and basket weavers, and how we support them in building resilience and mitigation against climate change through smart agriculture, conservation, tree planting and organic farming. 

During Fairtrade Fortnight, Shared Interest Foundation took part in two further climate-focused online events on consecutive days. The first event was in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation National Campaigner Committee and, Kodzo spoke live from Ghana, to provide an insight into challenges faced by cocoa farmers in the region. The second event focused on Shared Interest Foundation’s climate-smart agricultural programmes in Africa and Latin America, and Josinta Kubugho, BOCU (Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union) General Manager, joined Kodzo from Uganda to explore the co-operative’s diversification from coffee into passion fruit.

You can read the full Social Accounts document here.

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