Our Mission is to develop smallholder agricultural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, so that they can work towards a better future.
EFF is a registered non-profit organisation established by ETG in 2013 in order to formalise and build on ETG’s existing smallholder developmental work. The focus is on developing smallholder farmers and their communities. EFF has access to ETG’s expertise and network but is independent with its own Mission, Board of Directors and Management Committee. ETG is EFF’s preferred commercial partner however, the foundation has relationships with various organisations in order to maximise its ability to achieve its mission.
Agriculture is still the dominant sector in most developing countries, both in terms of contribution to national output and employment. One of the central reasons for low levels of income in the agricultural sector, and small holder farming in particular, is to be found in the extremely low levels of productivity in their production activities. Increasing agricultural productivity can therefore have a significant impact on both national production and household poverty, and can be a source of sustainable long term growth. EFF’s strategic interventions in the agricultural sector are based on this key postulate. The idea is that a sustainable growth model can be developed by spreading good ideas, introducing and facilitating the adoption of new technologies and innovations.