In 2010, we launched a partnership with TechnoServe along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called Project Nurture enabling more than 50,000 small-scale fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014. This four-year, $11.5 million partnership has enabled mango and passion fruit farmers to participate in our supply chain for the first time.
That same year along with TechnoServe, we announced the creation of the Haiti Hope Project, bringing together a coalition of business, government and civil society partners to create opportunity for 25,000 Haitian mango farmers and their families by supporting the development of a sustainable mango industry in the country. This five-year project seeks to double the income of these farmers and to raise their standard of living, while contributing to the long-term development and revitalization of Haiti.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with TechnoServe and the progress of these programs.