Donate maize, receive seed and support your community

  • 03 July 2020
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Senwes responded to the appeal by Agbiz to ensure food security amidst Covid-19, by launching the AVC Food Umbrella initiative in May which, together with agri-businesses and role-players in the value chain, are giving back to communities in which business is conducted. The objective of the initiative is to feed 5 million people, which is done by the distribution of 5kg bags of maize.

“An appeal is made to producers farming in communities which could benefit from this initiative, to donate a few tonnes of their harvest to this deserving matter", according to Francois Strydom, Senwes Group CEO.

How does the AVC Food Umbrella work?
When producers make donations to the AVC Food Umbrella-account, Senwes Grainlink's silos will receive, handle and store the maize. Grainovation, Senwes' logistics subsidiary, will transport the maize from the silo to the mill. The mills will mill and package the maize at no cost, after which Senwes will facilitate the distribution of the maize meal to old age homes, feeding schemes and farm schools.

How can I become involved?
Make a contribution to this matter by delivering white maize at any Senwes Grainlink silo on delivery number 418688. Contributions in the form of other commodities can be made on the AVC Food Umbrella website at by logging in your details. The account details for cash donations are as follows:

Account holder: THOBO TRUST
Bank: ABSA
Account number: 4082869226
Branch: Church Street, Klerksdorp
Branch code: 334338
Receive a bag of DEKALB seed for every two tonnes delivered
Senwes, Bayer and Grain SA have also joined forces and producers will receive one bag of DEKALB seed (cultivar of choice) for every 2 tonnes of white/yellow maize donated on delivery number 418688, compliments from Bayer. Producers can donate as much maize as they wish, although the seed from Bayer will be limited to a maximum of 5 bags of DEKALB seed for 10 tonnes of maize donated per producer. The offer will end as soon as the limit of 2 250 bags is reached or upon the expiry date of 15 September 2020, whichever occurs first.

Email the proof of delivery to the AVC Food Umbrella 418688-account (with reference to the tonnage delivered) to Christa Herbst at [email protected] 

Johan Le Grange (Jr)
Tel: +27 18 464 7521

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