Tag Archives: LYF

We are Hiring – Development Manager

Fantastic opporunity to join a specialist team creating open-source farmer radio projects for small farmers in Africa and beyond.

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.

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

We are Looking for a new Chairperson

Small Charity seeking new Chairperson

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

Trustee Profile – Julie Harrington

Our Trustee, Julie Harrington, joined the LYF after spending several months supporting us through the Small Charities Coalition Skills Sharing Programme. Here is an extract of an interview with Julie by the SCC.

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.

Not Just a Great Youth Enterprise Programme

The LYF’s Not Just a Trading Company is delivering real impact for young people and Fair Trade…..

Can Social Media Help Kenyan Youth in to Farming?

Joseph Macharia (project manager with the LYF in Kenya) explains his innovative approach to motivating young people in Kenya to work in agriculture.