Upper Awash Agro-Industry Enterprise Provides Food Support to Communities
Upper Awash Agro Industry Enterprise which is one of the companies managed by HORIZON Plantations PLC has donated food aid to above 13,000 people that are critically affected by El Niño and climate change. The beneficiaries that received the support were selected from four Districts (Boseet, Fentale, Merti and Jeju) that are adjacent to the farm. The farm involved pertinent government officials and elders from each district in the beneficiaries’ selection process.
In addition to the food support, the farm has allowed farmers that reside around the farm to feed their livestock on the farm after crop harvesting is being completed. They also have access to the farm to mow grasses and collect other feeds before harvesting. According to a community member, such support has significantly helped them to save the lives of their livestock and prevent their malnourishment which manifests while such climatic stress happen.
HORIZON Plantations PLC, together with the pertinent government organs, will continue this initiative closely monitoring the situation around its farms and further extend its support when found necessary.