Farmer-to-farmer humanitarian effort unites industry partners worldwide to raise funds and support the farmers of Ukraine
EarthDaily Agro, a division of geospatial analytics provider EarthDaily Analytics Corporation, announced the support for Farmerhood, a global charitable collective comprised of leading agricultural companies to provide humanitarian relief to Ukrainian farmers amidst the ongoing disruptions to their livelihoods caused by Russian military aggression.
“It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the war in Ukraine,” said Dave Gebhardt, General Manager of EarthDaily Agro. “Ukrainian farmers, who are struggling to stay afloat through Russia’s invasion, are a powerful example of the continued impact this ongoing crisis is creating. The need for support is pressing, and in response, EarthDaily Agro has mobilised a group of leading agriculture partners, all united in standing with Ukraine.”
Through the program, Ukrainian farmers with up to 1,200 acres (500 hectares) located in regions impacted by war are eligible to receive sustaining services to support their critical work as they grapple with the challenges of hostile military invasion. Funds raised through the program provide support to Ukrainian farmers across five key focus areas:
Agricultural inputs such as seeds and crop protection
Precision farming services that support the efficient use of limited resources
Fuel to enable field operations
Restoration to help repair facilities and machinery
Financial support to cover additional needs such as rent, salaries and taxes
EarthDaily Agro’s contributions to Farmerhood include best-in-class analytics services to help Ukrainian farmers monitor crop health, use resources efficiently and detect early warning signs of negative environmental trends — ultimately helping the farmers of Ukraine maximise the yields to keep their operations afloat and support food security both in their own communities and across the world-at-large.
“Around the world, a shared camaraderie exists between farmers,” Gebhardt said. “Farming is one of the most challenging careers a person can choose, and that creates a bond that can’t be broken no matter where you live. As an individual who grew up on a family farm myself, I am immensely proud to support our farming brothers and sisters in Ukraine through Farmerhood.”