We are very happy to announce that on June 14th 2016 Rabobank Foundation and SoilCares Foundation have signed a MoU in the presence of minister van Dam of Agriculture of the Netherlands.
The MoU will see Rabobank Foundation donate EUR 400,000 to enable the introduction of around 150 SoilCares scanners in Kenya, with the aim of assisting smallholder farmers realize better soil fertility, productivity and income.
Rabobank Foundation aims to contribute improving the position of smallholder farmers in developing countries. By
supporting farmer cooperatives they will have access to financial means, knowledge and networks.The cooperation with SoilCares will contribute to achieving this goal. By using the scanner and the complementary training, farmers will gain knowledge about their soil and the right input of fertilizers, which can improve productivity. This will lead to
Implementing the first Scanners in Kenya
positive effects on famers’ incomes and food security.
The partnership between Rabobank Foundation and SoilCares Foundation is an excellent example of the Banking for food strategy of Rabobank, to contribute to feeding the world on a more sustainable basis.
Support from Rabobank is very important to SoilCares Foundation. The cooperation with Rabobank will contribute to the economic and organizational proof of concept of the SoilCares scanner, so smallholder farmers worldwide will benefit as soon as possible from the scanner.