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20
JUL
2018

Yara Donates Fertilisers to Flooded Rice Farmers

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Yara donated 6.5 tons fertilisers to rice farmers who suffered from flooding due to the 13 wild boars rescue operation.

Yara (Thailand) Co., Ltd. supported the 130 farmers who volunteered to dedicate their rice fields for water drained from the Tham Luang cave while rescuing the 13 wild boars academy football team players. The donation consisted of 130 bags or 6.5 tons of 46-0-0 Urea fertilisers for the farmers who own more than 1,300 rai of rice fields.

Mr. Mehdi Mehdi Saint-Andre – MD of Yara (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said the inspiration for this donation was the fact that just like everyone in Thailand, the Yara team was following the cave rescue mission very closely, especially the fact that the Yara bags were used by the rescue team every day, making us proud to be even very small contributors to this noble cause. When we heard that some rice farmers flooded their land to support the rescue, we immediately thought that Yara should also find a way to support the farmer's sacrifice.

"It was inspiring to see such a diverse collaboration on the ground.  With the strong unity of all the people of Thailand supporting the wild boars, our small contribution, helped us to put a meaning behind our values. These kids and the citizens of Thailand taught a wonderful lesson to the world!"

The donation took place on 20 July with good support and co-ordination from Mr. Sookchai Jariangprasert, the Chiang Rai Agricultural Promotion Head.