Support us in walking 70,500 miles (140,000,000 steps) for Farm Africa
From June 1st to BCVA congress (British Cattle Veterinary Association) on 19th-21st October (20 weeks)
100 animal health professionals from the UK and Ireland will be walking in aid of Farm Africa.
We are going to walk 10,000 steps a day, every day for 20 weeks, with a new challenge to accomplish every week. Together, as a team, we are planning to walk distances equivalent to the length of the Great Wall of China, the journey from the North to South Pole, the journey circumnavigating the globe, and many more… to reach a total of 140,000,000 steps (70,500 miles) by BCVA congress.
At Merial, we are passionate about animal health, and we recognise that preserving livestock health and preventing disease is fundamental to the viability of all types of farming systems. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier, too. Farmers can count on us to support them in raising and caring for animals in a sustainable way, so that they can have pride in their stock and consumers can have confidence in the food they eat.
An introduction to Farm Africa:
Farm Africa reduces poverty by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes in an environmentally sustainable way. They work in eastern Africa and focus on transforming agriculture. They help farmers to increase their harvests, protect the environment and sell their produce in thriving markets. By providing support, training in effective farming methods and links to markets, they help
to build more profitable farming businesses so that whole communities can lift themselves out of poverty.
Be a part of our #CALFMATTERS challenge and help us to raise vital funds for Farm Africa.
What your donation can do:
- £10 could help a farmer hire an acre of land for a season
- £60 could buy a goat and training in how to care for it, providing families with security for years to come
- £146 could help provide a grain silo so farmers can store their harvests safely
- £270 could buy a year’s supply of seedling pots for a community tree nursery
- £620 could train a community group to develop products and run their own successful business, such as honey production
- £850 could help to provide agricultural training for 50 farmers, including support preparing land and planting, harvesting and processing crops.
Thank you for your support!
To learn more about our weekly challenges and our progress, follow us on social media or visit our website www.calfmatters.com
- Twitter: @CALFMATTERS and #CALFMATTERS
- Facebook: facebook.com/calfmatters
- Twitter: @FarmAfrica
- Facebook: facebook.com/farmafrica
The challenge is running until BCVA congress, where all the money raised will be presented to Farm Africa.