The Lorna Young Foundation

Joanne Harris presents the Radio 4 Appeal for The Lorna Young Foundation.
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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

Training with Joseph on how to run farmer field groups for Radio Farmer
Joseph Macharia from LYF’s Kenyan Farmer Radio programme training DRC colleagues on how to implement the project for women cocoa growers in DRC

Virunga Women

Virunga Women

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.

A DRC woman cocoa farmer

A DRC woman cocoa farmer
This photograph shows one woman tasting the end product of her hard labour – the new chocolate which is called ‘Virunga Park’; positive images from an area where women are currently subjected to terrible violence and atrocities due to the current conflict.

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