Norway continued its funding to the Farm to Market Alliance with a new contribution of NOK150 million (US$16 million) as part of the Norwegian action plan on sustainable food systems.
The Farm to Market Alliance is working to create resilient value chains and facilitate cooperation between the public and private sectors to leverage the knowledge, experience, and infrastructure of leading experts in agriculture. During the project period leading up to 2023, a total of 628,500 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia are expected to benefit directly from the program.
From 2018 to 2020, Norway financed the first phase of the Alliance's work with NOK25 million (US$3 million) through the World Food Programme Trust Fund. The new funding will be a part of the second phase.
The Alliance consists of the World Food Programme as the secretariat, as well as Rabobank Group (a Dutch bank), Bayer, Syngenta, and Yara (respectively: German, Swiss, and Norwegian companies).