Supporting Ukranian growers affected by war

Supporting Ukranian growers affected by war

In agriculture, there’s a strong sense of family — not only generationally speaking, which is considerable, but also as an industry. And nothing speaks to family more than supporting one another during times of trouble.

That’s the mission behind FARMERHOOD, a charitable project providing aid to small Ukrainian growers whose livelihoods have been severely affected by the ongoing conflict in the country. Growers and staff have been called to the front lines. Valuable farmland, facilities, and equipment are being lost to artillery, mines, and confiscation from Russian soldiers. Businesses are being devastated.

FARMERHOOD is hoping to financially assist those affected with the principle of “Farmers Helping Farmers.” Its farmer-to-farmer platform facilitates a global network of support for Ukrainian farmers, with international growers, cooperatives, and agricultural businesses providing both financial and moral support for their counterparts in Ukraine.

Aid on a Personal Level

Small-scale Ukrainian farmers are the primary beneficiaries of FARMERHOOD’s efforts. This includes those who farm land ranging from 10 to 500 hectares (approximately 25 to 1,200 acres) and are situated in regions directly affected by the war, including de-occupied areas and a 50-kilometer buffer zone.

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Photo: Farmerhood YouTube video



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