Empowering local communities around the world.

Smallholder farmers represent a major component of rural economies but are often trapped in poverty and are vulnerable to the effects of climate change and drought.

Many rural areas have limited access to infrastructure or modern farming technology that could stabilize their local food production. This leaves smallholder farmers disconnected from markets and tools that could improve their livelihoods.

Increasing the capacity of small-scale farmers, and particularly women, is a proven way to reduce hunger and poverty while building economic opportunity, nutritional security, and resilience to climate shocks.

Global Applications

Farm from a Box, in partnership with well-known development and humanitarian agencies like CARE International and the United Nations World Food Programme, provides a powerful tool to nutritionally and economically uplift smallholder farmers and communities around the world.

Commercial Production

Build Economic Opportunity with Stronger Supply Chains

By providing smallholder farmer groups with technology and training, we help increase production and stability along the entire agricultural value chain.

More reliable production and storage of crops produce new market opportunities that stimulate economic growth and lift farmers beyond subsistence agriculture.

Displaced People and Refugees

Cultivate Self-Reliance, Entrepreneurship, & Dignity

Farm from a Box provides technology, vocational training, and entrepreneurship opportunities to people who have been displaced by conflict, political instability, and climate change. With their new skills and access to low-cost technology, displaced people and refugees are able to contribute to local food systems. This reduces dependency on traditional food assistance while also decreasing the costs of food distribution through the production of healthy, nutrient-rich food that contributes to local economic growth.

Economic empowerment can also provide a way to accelerate healing and rebuild a sense of dignity and purpose.

Post-Disaster Recovery and Resilience

Infrastructure for Rebuilding & Stabilizing

With off-grid power, cold storage, irrigation, pumping, internet connectivity, and tools, Farm from a Box provides a turnkey solution to increase local food production rapidly and support a return to stability after a disaster. Our system gets a farm up and running quickly so the people affected can get back on their feet and working again, while also supporting relief efforts and building a more resilient infrastructure.

School Feeding Programs

Provide Improved Nutrition & Educational Opportunities

Farm from a Box integrates with school feeding programs by supplementing the food and nutrition available to students through a local and sustainable source, supported by the community. Our system increases the availability of fresh, organic, healthy food to school feeding programs, which improves students’ health and nutrition, increases their focus on study and school attendance, while also helping to alleviate their families’ budgetary concerns.

Commercial Production

Build Economic Opportunity with Stronger Supply Chains

By providing smallholder farmer groups with technology and training, we help increase production and stability along the entire agricultural value chain. More reliable production and storage of crops produce new market opportunities that stimulate economic growth and lift farmers beyond subsistence agriculture.

Displaced People and Refugees

Cultivate Self-Reliance, Entrepreneurship, & Dignity

Farm from a Box provides technology, vocational training, and entrepreneurship opportunities to people who have been displaced by conflict, political instability, and climate change. With their new skills and access to low-cost technology, displaced people and refugees are able to contribute to local food systems. This reduces dependency on traditional food assistance while also decreasing the costs of food distribution through the production of healthy, nutrient-rich food that contributes to local economic growth. Economic empowerment can also provide a way to accelerate healing and rebuild a sense of dignity and purpose.

Post-Disaster Recovery and Resilience

Infrastructure for Rebuilding & Stabilizing

With off-grid power, cold storage, irrigation, pumping, internet connectivity, and tools, Farm from a Box provides a turnkey solution to increase local food production rapidly and support a return to stability after a disaster. Our system gets a farm up and running quickly so the people affected can get back on their feet and working again, while also supporting relief efforts and building a more resilient infrastructure.

School Feeding Programs

Provide Improved Nutrition & Educational Opportunities

Farm from a Box integrates with school feeding programs by supplementing the food and nutrition available to students through a local and sustainable source, supported by the community. Our system increases the availability of fresh, organic, healthy food to school feeding programs, which improves students’ health and nutrition, increases their focus on study and school attendance, while also helping to alleviate their families’ budgetary concerns.

Use Case

United Nations World Food Programme, Tanzania

Located in the host community of the Nyagaruso refugee camp, in Kalimungoma, Tanzania, this farm was named “Ushirikiano” by the community, which is Swahili for “the spirit of togetherness.”

This project was piloted as an innovation center to improve nutrition, dietary diversity, income level, and knowledge of modern farming technology. It brought together a group of individual farmers and provided them with training in sustainable farming practices, technology use and maintenance, and business management. During the first phases of the pilot project, farmers increased their production, diversified their crops, and learned new techniques to sustainably produce organic crops.

Once training was completed, the “Kalimungoma Ushirikiano Farmers' Cooperative” was established. This majority women-led cooperative is now owned by a collective of 80 farmers that manage a Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) which provides them with new ways to save and access credit through the cooperative. The VSLA is self-governed by the cooperative through a digitized platform created by CARE International.

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