Trimble Agriculture will be matching donations of up to $100,000 (£77,290) for CARE – a global, poverty fighting non-profit organisation. It aims to improve access to food and nutrition for 50 million women, children, small-scale producers and their families in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
From 1 November to 30 November 2020 Trimble will give employees, dealers, customers and the larger agricultural community the opportunity to donate through CARE’s campaign – She Feeds the World, matching donations to increase the overall impact of the campaign for developing rural communities.
“As a company deeply entrenched in agriculture, we are proud to be amplifying the important cause of CARE and She Feeds the World,” says Jim Chambers, worldwide vice president and general manager at Trimble’s Agriculture Division.
“Empowering women in developing economies is one of the primary focus areas of the Trimble Foundation Fund – Trimble’s philanthropic initiative – and this campaign enables our agriculture business to align with that mission. It is important to us that we support programmes that connect women with the necessary resources for their farms, families and communities to succeed.”
She Feeds the World provides resources and training to women in farming worldwide, giving them the tools they need to help increase farm productivity and efficiency, boosting crop yields and income.
Through empowering women and improving access to resources and markets, the project aims to contribute positively to food access and nutrition while multiplying the impact of agriculture in rural communities.
“Food and nutrition security is now severely impacted by Covid-19, as supply chains are disrupted and markets close,” said Juan Echanove, senior director of food and water systems for CARE.
“To avoid a crisis in the immediate term, the response to the pandemic must address food and nutrition security among the most vulnerable and those in extreme poverty, especially women and girls. Support from a global agricultural partner like Trimble will allow us to positively impact even more rural communities during these difficult times, and reach new audiences who share our dedication to fighting poverty.”
Individuals can donate to CARE through Trimble’s website from 1 November to 30 November, with each pound matched 1:1.
Trimble is also offering farmers the opportunity to enter to win a GFX-750™ display and NAV-900 bundle, with no donation necessary.
To donate and enter for a chance to win, visit https://ag.trimble.com/we-can-feed-the-world.