Concern receives additional grant from Accenture

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Concern receives additional grant from Accenture

17 October 2013

Accenture has awarded Concern Worldwide with an additional US $3.25 million grant to equip farmers with agriculture and management skills in Zambia and Malawi.

Concern Worldwide is delighted to have been awarded this additional funding from Accenture to continue our work in sustainable farming methods in Zambia and Malawi.

Below is an excerpt from the press release. To read the press release in full, click on the link below.

Accenture and Concern Worldwide today announced that the Accenture Foundations have awarded Concern an additional grant of US$3.25 million to continue its funding of conservation farming programs in Zambia and Malawi. This grant will build on an established agri-business skills training programme which educates and assists farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices. The latest grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Concern to more than $4.75 million since 2010.
 
The award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which plans to equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The three-year grant will help increase the income of more than 12,100 farmers through agriculture and farm management skills training and will help them to run their farming businesses more successfully. Since 2010, approximately 6,400 farmers have completed the training programme.

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Concern receives additional grant from Accenture

Accenture has awarded Concern Worldwide with an additional US $3.25 million grant to equip farmers with agriculture and management skills in Zambia and Malawi.
  • Press release: Accenture awards Concern additional grant