Daily fresh provides vegetables for more than 4,000 children in Belarus, even during severe winters. A dream that came true thanks to the cooperation between three Dutch Horticultural companies – Imax, Micothon and Agri-Rost.
Over the past fifteen years the Russian Children’s Foundation has been active in Belarus. One of their main goals is the creation and support of self-supporting farming projects. At the moment the children in boarding schools are entirely dependant on the type of food the schools are offering, while the schools hardly get any financial support from the government. Through financial assistance and proper guidance the foundation aims at providing these children with food on a daily basis.
The Dutch companies decided to combine their knowledge of crop protection to support the Russian Children’s Foundation. They offer free chemicals and the needed support to help these programs to succeed. The chemicals are distributed during project visits while schools are instructed in their use. Young children learn how to deal with pesticides in a responsible way, while vegetables are of much better quality.
Together the companies are contributing to the improved quality of food and adequate winter supplies. It is expected that over 4,100 children will get a daily access to healthy food during the coming winter and spring.
Mr. Th. Straathof
NL-3641 RA Mijdrecht
Tel: +31 297 526 984
Fax: +31 297 521 972
Email: [email protected]
Publication date: 9/5/2011