09 Mar 2023

Smart science projects lead latest confirmed Croda Foundation grants

Croda Foundation’s independent Board of Trustees has confirmed grants for three more projects at its final 2022 grant meeting, with Smart science collaborations set to be used to improve lives in Tanzania and Togo, and new mobile vaccination clinics being deployed in Kenya. 

A grant of £240,000 has been awarded to Fair Planet for a project to enhance crop productivity and economic growth of Tanzanian smallholder farmers. Incotec Europe will support Fair Planet’s project free-of-charge with testing of ‘on seed’ application of rhizobium and the deployment of True Potato Seed technology.

A further £40,000 was granted to Association Morija for a project to promote sustainable agriculture in rural areas of Togo. Croda's expertise in crop maintenance and management will help Morija to improve yields through techniques compatible with agroforestry. 

Croda Foundation is an independent charitable trust, solely funded by generous donations from Croda International plc. For Croda Foundation, Smart science means utilising the knowledge, expertise, and passion of Croda people to sustainably impact communities and create greater public benefit towards achieving our vision of improving one million lives sustainably by 2030.

Fair Planet’s team in Tanzania, standing in a field holding cabbages planted during a crop productivity trial

The third grant awarded at the December 2022 Trustee’s meeting was £249,754 for Amref’s Mobile vaccination clinics for Covid-19 and non-communicable diseases in Kenya project. The grant is enabling mobile vaccination clinics across three rural, hard-to-reach counties in Kenya - Kisii, Kajiado and Homa Bay – which were highlighted by Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH) as areas with low vaccination coverage.

These latest grants mean 20 projects across the globe are now being supported by Croda Foundation. As of the end of 2022, more than £2.3m has been awarded through Croda Foundation grants.

All grants made are restricted funds to be applied to a specific purpose that aligns with Croda Foundation’s charitable purposes, with ongoing monitoring and assessment of project impact.

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