Engen donates R1 million to Drought Relief Fund

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The donation was made in response to a call for drought-relief assistance from agricultural company, Senwes.

“We understand the negative impact caused by the current drought on agriculture, and we hope that our donation will help to make a small contribution in assisting farmers,” Stead said.

Johannes Möller, president of Agri SA, believes the donation would make a big difference. For every R1 Agri SA receives for the Drought Relief Fund, the organisation gives back R5 in value, which goes towards farmers’ expenses for feeding pellets and similar products, he said.

Möller, however, stressed that the Drought Relief Fund is not only used for Agri SA members.

"The money is used to support all farmers, whether commercial or emerging farmers. Assistance is also offered to the community," he said.

“Engen’s contribution represents another step in our commitment to supporting those in dire straits in a sector of which we really understand the value,” Stead said.

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