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AfriForum provides drought relief to farmers in the Free State and North West

September 8, 2016 deur Mariska Batt

AfriForum today donated 115 tonnes of fodder to many drought-affected farmers in the Free State and North West. This donation was made possible thanks to contributions from the public and donations from two Dutch organisations, Woord en Daad and Hulp bij Bijzondere Noden. This means that the total amount of fodder provided to farmers in need up until now, currently stands at 200 tonnes. 

“The wider South African public must realise that the drought is not over and many farmers are still on the brink of losing their farms. The public’s support is of extreme importance,” says Henk Maree, AfriForum’s National Spokesperson.

The donation follows after AfriForum announced earlier this year that the organisation will launch a campaign that will focus on relieving the misery of drought-stricken farmers. Farmers currently receiving assistance, approached AfriForum with their various needs.

“The success of the actions would not have been possible without the help of Weideman Voere. Thanks to this producer we were able to provide much more fodder than initially planned,” concludes Maree.

The public can become involved by sending an SMS with their name to 38312. Each SMS will provide a contribution of R10 to AfriForum’s drought relief fund.