DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a personal basis with the imaginative and prescient to forestall and relieve starvation by way of sustainable agricultural growth, in the present day introduced a $50,000 donation to an initiative known as “BORSCH” applied by the Land Club, a non-profit group in Ukraine. The donation will assist “BORSCH” contribute to Ukraine’s meals and diet safety throughout this disaster and enhance the livelihoods of Ukrainian farming communities affected by the battle.
Expanding on the AAF Ukraine Humanitarian Aid program, the AAF donation to the “BORSCH” initiative will contribute to the acquisition of so-called “borsch set” vegetable seeds, specifically cabbages, carrots, onions, beetroots, and potatoes. The seeds shall be distributed freely to farmers for the planting season in the war-affected areas in Ukraine the place they aren’t now out there and accessible.
This donation builds on the Ukraine Humanitarian Aid program the AAF launched in March to help Ukraine with meals provides and make sure the security of all Ukrainian colleagues and their households. As a part of that fast response, the AAF donated $100,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to present fast emergency meals help. In addition, the AAF established the continued ‘AGCO Ukraine Emergency Relief’ ShareTheMeal crew marketing campaign with WFP to donate and provides lifesaving meals to these affected by the battle in Ukraine.
“During this disaster, our precedence has been to help farmers and their communities with important assets,” stated Metti Richenhagen, Director for the AAF. “Through our Ukraine Humanitarian Aid Program, we’re dedicated to supporting farmer-focused initiatives like ‘BORSCH,’ which helps to be certain that this humanitarian disaster doesn’t change into a starvation and meals insecurity disaster for farming communities and households.”
In Ukraine, the borsch set greens are primarily grown in native gardens totaling 3 million hectares of land and benefiting 3.5 million farming households. The initiative distributes seeds to Ukrainian farmers with up to 1 hectare of cultivated farmland, enabling them to produce nutritious meals whereas producing further revenue.
“The scenario in Ukraine is already negatively impacting sustainable meals methods,” stated Frederic Devienne, Vice President, EME, EME Regional Lead, and Board Member of AGCO Agriculture Foundation. “Putting farmers first to sustainably feed our world is core to our goal and European operations, and we would like to assist our farmers and clients in Ukraine proceed to hold meals manufacturing working through the disaster.”
Giving Hope by way of ShareTheMeal Donation
With over 27,000 meals donated thus far, we increase on our meal goal. To be a part of AGCO and its Foundation in offering meals help in Ukraine, go to the “AGCO Ukraine Emergency Relief“ ShareTheMeal problem or obtain the U.N. World Food Programme ShareTheMeal app on Google Play or App Store. Once put in, be a part of the “AGCO Ukraine Emergency Relief” crew problem to present meals help to households in Ukraine by way of the U.N. World Food Programme. Through your beneficiant donation, we will attain and feed extra folks inside Ukraine and its borders.
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About the AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF)
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), initiated by AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) in 2018, is a personal basis with the imaginative and prescient to forestall and relieve starvation. The basis initiates impactful packages that help meals safety, foster sustainable agricultural growth and construct wanted agricultural infrastructure in marginalized farming communities. AAF is domiciled in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and operations are managed from Duluth, Georgia, USA. For extra info, please go to https://www.agcofoundation.org/