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Engen, AgriSA partnership brings much-need relief to SA’s agriculture sector

Engen, AgriSA partnership brings much-need relief to SA’s agriculture sector

9 OCT 2020

 

In response to severe drought across vast tracts of South Africa and the associated hardships experienced by many farmers, Engen partnered with AgriSA earlier this year to help support the agricultural sector by driving contributions to their Drought Aid Fund.
AgriSA’s Drought Aid Fund is aimed at ensuring that farms remain in production and that jobs and food security are protected.

Over a six-month period, Engen contributed R1 to the Fund for every litre of participating Engen lubricant sold nationwide, raising R700, 000 from April to September. The official handover of the money occurred in Menlyn in Pretoria on 8 October.

Alleviating adversity

Khalid Latiff, Engen’s general manager: lubricants, says that Engen is proud to play a part in an initiative that helps alleviate the adversity of thousands of farmers and farm workers given the company’s close ties to the agricultural sector. “As one of the leading suppliers of high-quality fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector in South Africa we have witnessed first-hand the impact that the ongoing drought has had on farming communities. We sincerely hope that our partnership with AgriSA will help ensure the sustainability of this crucial sector.”

Andrea Campher, disaster risk manager of AgriSA, thanked Engen for their support as drought is still prevalent in many provinces. “The contribution of Engen will go a long way to assist farmers, farm workers and farming communities who are still suffering from this long-lasting drought. We will work closely with our provincial affiliates to ensure the aid reaches those who need it the most,” says Campher.

Latiff also thanked their customers for playing a significant role. “A big word of thanks is extended to our valued customers who purchased Dieselube 700 Super, Agritrac Super Universal and Agrifluid Transmission lubricants from participating co-ops as they helped contribute to the Drought Aid Fund, which will go a long way in supporting and sustaining the agricultural sector.”

Source: Bizcommunity
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