The Lorna Young Foundation
The Lorna Young Foundation (LYF) is a ‘Local And Global’ trade justice charity.
We partner with poor producers overseas - helping them to access independent business information and empowering them to engage on a fairer footing within markets, to gain more control within the supply chain and to achieve desperately needed income.
Our most recent initiative ‘Farmer Radio,’ provides smallholders in Africa with crucial information about their crops via local radio. Working with coffee farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia and now with women cocoa growers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) we want to replicate its success throughout the developing world.
We also work to create trade justice partnerships between local marginalised groups in the UK and with producers overseas.
Training with Joseph on how to run farmer field groups for Radio Farmer
LYF develops innovative trading projects – their partner Original Beans works with them to produce chocolate that empowers women farmers within the supply chain. This photograph shows a group of the women farmers in their new fields.