Royal documentary puts sustainable farming in the spotlight

Inside the Duchy of Cornwall aired on ITV, featuring Send a Cow in its second episode on 31st October.

The charity have been tenants of the Duchy for over 30 years, based on the outskirts of Bath in Newton St Loe.

The second instalment of the two-part documentary series from BBC Studios, Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall, celebrates The Prince of Wales’ 50th working year overseeing the Duchy estate and his love of organic farming.

HRH and Send a Cow staff

Through training in these farming techniques, as well as gender equality and business skills, Send a Cow helps families in rural Africa grow enough food and generate sustainable incomes.

Working in six countries, including Uganda, Send a Cow has helped over two million people to eradicate hunger and poverty.

Country Director for Uganda Patrick Sambaga, who met HRH The Duke of Cambridge in the documentary, said:

"It was a real honour to meet His Royal Highness as part of his visit to the charity. He was as passionate about the issues our family farmers face as he is about farming in the UK. In stepping into his fathers’ shoes, I have no doubt he will continue to keep farmers central to the work of The Duchy.

"I very much hope to meet him in the future and perhaps welcome him to Uganda to meet our family farmers and see the work Send a Cow is doing to support them."

"I very much hope to meet him in the future and perhaps welcome him to Uganda to meet our family farmers and see the work Send a Cow is doing to support them."

HRH and Send a Cow staff

Left: Donald Mavundunse, Patrick Sambaga, Paul Stuart, HRH The Duke of Cambridge

HRH The Duke of Cambridge also met Send a Cow CEO, Paul Stuart, who said:

“We were delighted to host His Royal Highness at our offices in Newton St Loe and to hear his interest in the issues affecting the farmers and communities that we work with in rural Africa. Our staff were pleased that the Duke of Cambridge was so keen to hear about our approach, and the results of our work.

“At Send a Cow we are proud to have HRH Prince of Wales as our president and look forward to a long relationship with the Duchy; working together to promote sustainable farming in the UK and in rural Africa.”