The Wood Foundation Africa invests funds and expertise in upskilling and empowering individuals, communities, and economies to create systemic, sustainable, and impactful progress using the venture philanthropy approach to development.

The model develops smallholder farmers through the tea industry in Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as the sugar industry in Kenya. Acting at strategic and operational levels, activities are delivered through a commercial lens with social objectives, rather than profits, as the driving goal.

High-quality, experienced commercial management teams, based in Sub Saharan Africa, work alongside communities to ensure interventions are context-driven and are sustainable in the long-term.

The Wood Foundation Africa co-invests with a range of likeminded partners and has a proven track record in scalability and replicability in high-risk, large scale projects which create transformational impact.

Transformational Change

2,100 practitioners


Smallholder farming families empowered

2,100 practitioners


Farmer Field School participants per annum

2,100 practitioners

x 4

Increase in income in some areas

2,100 practitioners


Direct jobs supported