Our Donors and Partners

Our Donors and Partners

None of our work would be possible without the tremendous support from our donors and the collaboration of our partners. 
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.  ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBS can help lift countries out of poverty. ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization. Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions and corporations from around the world.  Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 200 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Land O'Lakes International Development Fund

Land O'Lakes International Development Fund

Land O’Lakes International Development Fund’s mission is to enhance Land O’Lakes International Development initiatives by providing complementary financial resources and tools to promote well-being and economic security.

 

US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC)

US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC)

OCDC brings together organizations committed to building a more prosperous world through cooperatives. Its mission is to champion, advocate and promote effective international cooperative development. OCDC's members are: ACDI/VOCA, Global Communities, Communications Cooperative International, Cooperative Resources International, HealthPartners, Land O'Lakes International Development, National Cooperative Business Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the World Council of Credit Unions.

Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is an inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnership to rapidly develop the region’s agricultural potential. SAGCOT was initiated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Summit 2010 with the support of founding partners including farmers, agri-business, the Government of Tanzania and companies from across the private sector. SAGCOT’s objective is to foster inclusive, commercially successful agribusinesses that will benefit the region’s small-scale farmers, and in so doing, improve food security, reduce rural poverty and ensure environmental sustainability. The risk-sharing model of a public-private partnership (PPP) approach has been demonstrated to be successful in achieving these goals and SAGCOT marks the first PPP of such a scale in Tanzania’s agricultural history

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country. It is this caring that stands as a hallmark of the United States around the world -- and shows the world our true character as a nation.

This Web site is partially made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID.) The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Land O’Lakes and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

In 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he called it the "people's Department." In Lincoln's day, 48 percent of the people were farmers who needed good seeds and information to grow their crops. Today, USDA continues Lincoln's legacy by serving all Americans. USDA remains committed to helping America's farmers and ranchers.

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)

VEGA is the world's largest consortium of economic growth volunteer organizations providing technical expertise in private sector development. Collectively, VEGA has more than 350 years of experience in mobilizing American volunteers to support economic growth in developing countries.

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