Nourishing Africa and Food for Mzansi, a South African agricultural news and lifestyle publication, have reaffirmed and strengthened their partnership aimed at supporting Agri-SMEs.
The partnership will see Nourishing Africa and Food for Mzansi jointly support and celebrate agri-SMEs across Africa through sharing of information, joint publishing of stories, and co-facilitation of events.
Under the agreement, Nourishing Africa will extend hub benefits to Food for Mzansi stakeholders and agripreneurs, share updates of new programs and events, co-host and co-facilitate joint events and share unique and exciting stories about the South African agriculture and food landscape produced by Food for Mzansi's on the Nourishing Africa Hub.
Food for Mzansi will also be engaging Nourishing Africa as its knowledge arm, referring its network of entrepreneurs to leverage the hub’s online resources, and connecting its entrepreneur networks with the Nourishing Africa Hub.
Photo: Nourishing Africa East Africa Regional Coordinator Victor Mugo with Food for Mzansi staff during a guided tour of agri-SMEs in Kiambu County, Kenya
The partnership was signed by Nourishing Africa Co-CEO Ify Umunna and Food for Mzansi Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder Ivor Price.
Commenting on the new partnership, Ify Umunna said Nourishing Africa and Food for Mzansi will work jointly to promote the work of agri-SMEs in Africa and amplify their incredible stories of resilience, dedication, and passion.
“We are excited to formalise this partnership with Food for Mzansi, and eager to work more closely with them in amplifying stories of SMEs participating in Africa's agricultural value chain", she said, adding that this partnership aligns with Nourishing Africa's goal of establishing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in Africa and assisting agri-food SMEs in scaling their businesses.
Ivor Price hailed the agreement as an important milestone in the publication's efforts to showcase success stories in not just South Africa but from across the Continent. "This partnership will help us in taking the numerous, yet equally compelling stories and achievements of Africa's agriculture to the world", he said.
Founded in 2018, Food for Mzansi features impactful stories from around Africa to stimulate change positive change and celebrate Africa's unsung heroes in the agricultural sector.