Emmanuel Sundir, a farmer near Barrick Gold’s Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania, is confident he will have buyers for his produce and a reliable source of household income for his family. The former subsistence farmer is now selling fruit and vegetables directly to Sodexho, Barrick Gold’s catering service provider. Barrick Gold is working in partnership with Sodexho, providing support to ver 100 local farmers like Sundir, enablingthem and their workers to tap into the demand for fresh produce at the mine. This local procurement program is enabling villages in the area that once existed on subsistence farming activities to generate as much as $50,000 per year in income. Overall, community purchasing from these villages has grown from 12 per cent to 21 per cent.