Tagged with: corporate Ireland Consultancy company Accenture has given Concern World Wide a grant of $1.5 million to fund the development the charity’s farming programmes in Zambia and Malawi.The $1.5 million grant will be used to educate and assist local farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices. This is one of the largest single private sector grants received by Concern for the support of one specific project.The three-year Concern project will train 6,400 farmers in Malawi and Zambia in conservation agriculture. Local trainers will provide farmers with the skills needed to feed their communities and increase harvests.The grant is part of Accenture’s focus on corporate social responsibility. Through its “Skills to Succeed” programme, it educates people around the world, building skills that enable them to contribute to the economy.In addition to the grant, Accenture will continue supporting Concern with pro-bono consulting services from advice on developing Concern’s business strategy to volunteering.www.concern.net AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 June 2010 | News 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Company makes €1.5 million donation About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.