Tag Archives: Lorna Young Foundation

The LYF launches Farmer Radio in Ghana

June 2017, and the Lorna Young Foundation travelled to Ghana and Burkina Faso to launch BRAVE’s radio extension programme. The aim is to improve the resilience of farming communities to droughts and lack of access to good quality water. Ultimately this impacts on both their health and livelihoods, through their ability to grow food crops and keep livestock.

The LYF and Zakat this Ramadan

The largest portion of the world’s poor is the 800 million who live in rural areas. great distances from the nearest markets and basic social services. The majority of these people are ‘subsistence’ producers or farmers; barely able to make a living beyond feeding their families enough to stay alive.

Community Groundwater Resources in Ghana and Burkina Faso

The LYF is working with Reading University to help communities identify sustainable groundwater resources in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Chai ni Mali – the Value of Tea

We are all pretty familiar with the value of tea in our own lives (where indeed would polite society be without it?) But one of the aims of the Lorna Young Foundation is to support small tea farmers in developing countries to receive the true value of their crop.

Farmer Radio in Tanzania

Cristina Talens from the LYF in the UK and Jasmine Bakula, our fabulous radio presenter from the DRC travelled to Rungwe to record the first radio programmes of Chai Ni Mali – the latest LYF Farmer Radio venture

LYF Youth Enterprise expanding in to Manchester

LYF and Ringtons Tea Partner with Tanzania Producers

In March 2014,LYF Project Manager Cristina Talens, Joseph Macharia and Ringtons’ Responsible Sourcing Manager spent a week in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, working with staff from the Wakulima Tea Company (WATCO) and the RSTGA, to set up a Smallholder Support Network radio-extension programme.

Farmer Radio in DRC – Presenter Interview

The Lorna Young Foundation’s Radio presenter Jasmin talks of the Lorna Young Foundation’s radio outreach programme and how it is trying to improve women’s lives through cocoa in the DRC

New Tea Blend, Reviving Cross-Cultural Dialogue

Victorian Muslim convert tea merchant inspires LYF to launch new tea supporting cross-cultural dialogue

First Climate Change Coffee to Protect World’s Forests

After a decade of working with small producers on climate related projects, our very own Cristina Talens – LYF International Programmes Manager, has now launched the World’s first climate-change gourmet coffee.