Our Corporate Social Responsibilities
PANDAGRIC’S IMPACT ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTE TO THE SDGs
Our projects, through the contribution they make towards sustainable environments, food security and employment, have the potential to catalyse multiple Sustainable Development Goals.
Our most obvious contribution to this goal is the provision of employment to hundreds of Nigerians, with our focus on selecting talents from communities where we have a presence and aiding the revitalization of the rural economy. We contribute to the development of sustainable economic empowerment initiatives, including smallholder programmes, beekeeping projects, and local industries
Pandagric also contributes to the development of smallholder programmes. These programmes are founded upon training smallholders in the principles of sustainable agriculture, facilitating increased productivity and resilience for these small family farms.
At Pandagric we support local schools and implement in-house training and skills-transfer programmes. We understand that education is an enabler of economic development and serves to reduce societal inequalities
Pandagric is committed to promoting gender equality at all levels of management and farming operations, as well as promoting educational opportunities for girls. Women are deliberately targeted in our smallholder and beekeeping programmes, and a Women’s Committee has been formed to identify likely areas of intervention
Water scarcity, poor water quality, and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices, and educational opportunities for poor families in Nigeria. At Pandagric, we responsibly steward our own water use through optimized irrigation systems. We also contribute to SDG 6 through our work with surrounding communities, where we provide boreholes for potable water, and toilets and hand-washing facilities, thereby reducing the spread of water-borne diseases which are a significant cause of mortality in Nasarawa State
Unemployment levels are high in Nigeria, and jobs are often characterized by insecurity, very low pay, and no access to social protection. Pandagric strives to be a good and fair employer, complying with national legislation as well as aligning with the ILO Core Labour Standards and IFC PS 2 (Labour and Working Conditions). In addition, we focus on the provision of ancillary economic programmes, in our work with smallholder farmers
The fundamental tenets of our model at Pandagric is governed by the need to enhance soil health and restore land, protect water and manage scarcity, prioritize biodiversity concerns, and reduce waste. This way, we contribute to SDG 12 by maximizing productivity without compromising our environment and preserving it for future use
Agriculture in Nigeria is both a contributor to and uniquely vulnerable to, land degradation and biodiversity loss. The impacts on pollinators and other ecosystem services of land degradation and deforestation for agriculture have the potential to collapse food production systems and cause famine. At Pandagric, we strive to contribute to the conservation or improvement of biodiversity, through certain key farming practices as well as through a reforestation programme with ambitious targets