FMC announced they will be supporting Ukrainian farmers by donating three per cent of sales revenue through the Cultivating Freedom program, according to a release. The program will support agricultural business that have been impacted in de-occupied regions.
With safety as one of their core values, FMC’s donation of three per cent of 2023 sales revenue will assist with demining efforts in impacted regions of the Ukraine. Through FMC product purchases, Ukrainian farmers in freed territories as well as the reconstruction of the Ukraine will be supported.
“Our commitment to Ukraine and our support to local farmers goes back several decades. Today we are happy to keep building these relationships by bringing our latest technologies to the agricultural sector, and to directly help farmers safely access their fields, thus enabling them to work again,” said Sebastià Pons, FMC vice president and president, FMC Europe, Middle East, Africa.
Operations and business in Russia were discontinued by FMC at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
FMC restated their commitment to supporting Ukrainian agriculture and farmers through investing in new technologies and direct collaboration.
Currently Ukrainian agriculture is experiencing losses due to war. Productions facilities were destroyed, and fields are no longer usable. According to Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, because of the Russian invasion, 25 per cent to 30 per cent of the country’s impacted area has explosive hazard contamination.
“The agricultural industry is the leading branch of the Ukrainian economy. For a long time, Ukraine helped feed the world – but now our land is mined, and our freedom is in danger. Thus, as one of the global market leaders, we must help farmers. Cultivating Freedom is our contribution to a prosperous Ukraine and global food security,” said Nataliia Savchenko, FMC country leader, Ukraine.
FMC will be sharing further details regarding the Cultivating Freedom campaign soon.
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