The Bishop of Blackburn is supporting Christian Aid and Tree Aid for this year’s Harvest Appeal. Our work in Burundi will be showcased, explaining how much-needed training and support is helping to turn farmers’ lives around. The appeal will also benefit Tree Aid who work in Africa to tackle hunger.
Bishop Julian said: ‘I am pleased my Appeal this year will support these excellent projects. Both will help very poor people to grow enough for their families tomorrow and for years to come.’
Burundi has the perfect conditions to makeis ideal for making some of the best coffee in the world, but due to lack of training and poor knowledge, a huge proportion of the coffee farmers live below the poverty line.
Christian Aid is working with coffee farmers in Burundi, helping them to increase their coffee production and to join cooperatives so they can negotiate the best price for their produce. The project has been so successful that farmers have seen their income increase by 60%!
Tree Aid teach families how to harvest nutritious fruit, nuts and leafy greens from their trees. They have also learned how to preserve and package them, ensuring they have food to eat all year round – even during the hungry months.
Please do get involved with the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal if you can!
For further information visit The Diocese of Blackburn website