AGCO Agriculture Foundation Launches COVID-19 aid program with $100,000 Donation to the WFP USA inaugural grant addresses food security and key supplies in Africa and Latin America

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The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to ending hunger through sustainable agricultural development, announced the launch of its COVID-19 Aid Program with a $100,000 grant to the World Food Program USA (WFP USA) in support of the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) COVID-19 emergency response.

The AAF COVID-19 Aid Program’s inaugural grant to WFP USA will support the WFP, the leading humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, to continue to deliver food and critical supplies at full capacity. The donation will focus on the most vulnerable populations in Africa and Latin America.

“The urgency of hunger worldwide has become even more critical with the addition of the coronavirus, and we are directing our global support to the World Food Program USA in support of WFP’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Our funding will help monitor the impact of the pandemic, pre-position food and medical supplies in vulnerable communities in Africa and Latin America, as well as lend support to newly established supply chain coordination cells on the ground.”

says Lucinda Smith, Board Chairman, AGCO Agriculture Foundation.

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“We are grateful to AGCO Agriculture Foundation for their generous donation and support to raise much needed funding for WFP’s COVID-19 response efforts. WFP serves as the logistics and transportation backbone to the humanitarian community and AAF’s contribution is critical to ensuring WFP can get lifesaving food and supplies to millions of the most vulnerable people.”

said Barron Segar, World Food Program USA President and CEO.

“The AGCO Agriculture Foundation has launched the COVID-19 Aid Program with total funding of $500,000 and is also making grants to local non-profit organizations focused on the prevention and relief of hunger in the communities where we live and work across the globe.”

said Metti Richenhagen, Managing Director, AGCO Agriculture Foundation.

Source: Fendt

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