to quickly and cost-effectively improve the food security of smallholder farmers through improving their access to the appropriate farm inputs, and information on their best management.
for all farming households in sub-Saharan Africa to be food secure.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are passionate about sharing our knowledge with small-holder farmers to improve their lives in a way that encourages self-reliance and independence
We work with every farmer in each village we serve, regardless of gender, age, or wealth. We give farmers a choice of inputs and practices so that there is “something for everyone”.
We believe in empowering farmers to practically “learn-by-doing” with inputs on small plots on their own farms, with little risk, and to enable them to choose what works for them.
Keep it Simple and Small (KISS)
We know that simple, small modifications to farmers’ practices can have large, lasting increases in agricultural productivity. We work with farmers to modify their practices, which are easy to adopt, rather than introduce new complex, inappropriate technologies.
“We can do things that farmers cannot, farmers can do things we cannot; together we can make great changes.” We treat every farmer as our equal; we spend time with farmers to understand their priorities and constraints, and work with them to design interventions to provide solutions to their constraints.
We share the credit for our achievements with our partners.
We, as an “honest broker”, believe in giving farmers a choice of any one input and enable them to choose what is best for themselves.
We are committed to transparency, integrity and accountability in all of our operations.
Since its incorporation in 2003, FIPS-Africa has developed an Approach to quickly and cost-effectively to help farmers gain access to the knowledge and inputs they need to increase the productivity of their crops and livestock in a sustainable way.
The Approach is currently being implemented for the benefit of hundreds and thousands of farmers.
WE DO NOT PROMOTE GENETICALLY-MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs).
ALL INPUTS ARE PROMOTED IN WAYS THAT ARE SAFE FOR HUMANS, LIVESTOCK AND THE ENVIRONMENT.