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Farmer's Pride International Investments operates as both a non-profit and a for-profit company depending on the country it is registered in, and uses the Social Enterprise concept  

Now with two HQs, the International Head Office in Botswana and the Research and Development HQ in the USA, FPI has grown from being a small youth farming group that formed itself into an Agriculture department in a Zimbabwean community-based organisation called the New Hope Foundation Zimbabwe in the year 2000,  and  later became an international NGO called New Hope Foundation Global Network: 


 In the year 2010, the current big dream then came to life when the Executive President and founder of FPI-I organized a skills and knowledge exchange project between several countries' Universities and other smaller NGOs that conducted a three days training of trainers workshops for 250 farmers from Zimbabwe's 10 provinces, the training included fieldwork as well as an HIV & AIDS awareness campaign amongst the farming communities.

In September 2015 the dream of making FPI a stand-alone organization came to life through its first pilot agriculture project in Eastern Cape, a province of the Republic of South Africa. In 2019, four years after its inception, FPI started agriculture projects in other countries as well as the exporting of its agro products to countries like China, the UK, France, and South America.


Today FPI has now grown from being a Zimbabwe-founded NGO to having a presence in +45 countries on 7 continents across the world and has moved its HQ to Botswana, with satellite HQs in the USA, and South Africa, this decision was taken in the year 2019, as it embarks on massive high-value crops farming activities' rollout across the world.

In year 2013 FPI-I Executive President and Founder Elfas Mcloud Zadzagomo Shangwa (Hunter) developed the Rural and Urban Agriculture Innovative Production Program (RUAIPP) and the 9-year agriculture strategy that unbundles the (RUAIPP)  with its primary focus being on rural and urban development bringing to life youth and women's economic empowerment activities that promote agrifood production. Operating in several countries, across 7 continents, FPI-I's strategy brings sustainable solutions to global food shortages, by promoting agri-food production activities through an African agribusiness model being implemented using an Agriculture Based Cluster model of Farming ABCs, this model is a cheaper and more affordable means of farming that brings life to rural and urban Agriculture using the power of Social Capital, networking farming communities. Cluster farming uses fewer resources for a more significant yield and brings huge incomes at harvest to farming communities, with this model, RUAIPP intends to set up Knowledge-based Agriculture initiatives in the form of field and on-farm skills schools that stand as knowledge exchange platforms, these are research-based scientific informed activities that bring agroecology systems to life in every rural and urban farming setup, this will bring about agriculture skills and integrates technologies, scientific, indigenous, and other kinds of approaches to inform evidence-based hunger and poverty alleviation solutions, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies that build sustainable food systems.

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"To create sustainable and thriving rural and urban communities by promoting innovative agricultural practices, fostering economic empowerment, and ensuring food security for future generations."

"Our mission is to empower rural and urban communities through innovative agricultural production, technology, and education, fostering economic growth, sustainability, and self-sufficiency while promoting environmental stewardship and social well-being."

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Our work is guided and informed by research and development, traditional skills, knowledge, and our beliefs and commitments to Rural Development, Urban and Peri-urban Farming  Economic Empowerment, Community Centric, Inclusivity,  Financial and material Accountability, Courage, and above all respect for people's rights, peace, collaboration, Harmonyand the value of cultural diversity. 

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Our mission shall be won through the implementation of a Rural & Urban Agriculture Innovative Production Program (RUIAPP). This program aims to build knowledge-based sustainable Agri-food production and export units through the establishment of urban and rural agriculture-based clusters and business linkages using self-help microfinance credit facilities to sustain the objectives of the program, assisting FPI-I to achieve its obligations in sustainable agriculture development through:

- *Sufficient Financial and Technical Support:* Establishing partnerships and securing adequate financial and technical support to sustain the projects.

- *Abundant Human Capital:* Recruiting and nurturing experienced and seasoned extension staff, facilitators, trainers, and coaches.

- *Innovative and Qualified Personnel:* Fostering an environment with innovative, supportive, respected, caring, motivated, and highly qualified personnel.

- *Technological Advancements:* Creating technologically developed workspaces and high-quality instructional and research facilities.

- *Community and Stakeholder Engagement:* Garnering the engagement and support of the communities, the industry, and other stakeholders to ensure the success of our mission.

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