Farmers have been reaching out generously to help feed thousands of fellow South Africans who are going hungry because of the covid-19 lockdown. Now it is their turn to receive a helping hand.
AgriSA has partnered with Engen to bring relief to farmers in drought-stricken areas of Mzansi by driving contributions to Agri SA’s Drought Aid Fund.
The fund, established by Agri SA and Senwes in November 2015, will receive R1 for every litre of lubricant sold at Engen filling stations nationwide.
Speaking on behalf of the oil company, indirect sales manager Zama Dyaphu says: “As a leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector we have witnessed first-hand the impact that the ongoing drought has on our farmers, farm workers and farming communities, which is why we have partnered with Agri SA to ensure the sustainability of this sector.”
Customers of Engen who purchase Engen Dieselube 700 Super, Engen Agritrac Super Universal and Engen Agrifluid Transmission from participating co-ops and distributers will ensure that R1 per litre is contributed to the Drought Aid Fund.
Agri SA believes that the contribution will go a long way to assist South African farmers, farm workers and farming communities that are still suffering from the long-lasting drought.
Disaster risk manager of Agri SA, Andrea Campher, says: “We will work closely with our provincial affiliates to ensure the aid reaches those who need it the most.”
Agri SA said that they are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Engen, due to the impact of drought being felt in the Northern Cape, Limpopo, and parts of the Eastern and Western Cape.