Ukraine's contribution to the world food market in 2021 is equivalent to feeding about 400 million people.
Most agricultural products in Ukraine are produced by small farming households
Family farms are not only the production of quality and healthy products but also an opportunity to revive the villages of Ukraine, to give young people the opportunity to stay at home and run their own businesses.
Unfortunately, on many farms, part of the work is done by hand.
Some of them do lack not much at all: a tractor, a feed mixer, etc.
For one family, these are things that are hard to come by, and if at least a few hundred people from all over the world donate $10-50, any need can be covered.
This site provides a unique opportunity to help a specific Ukrainian farming family raise funds to purchase the things they desperately need today in order to produce even more farm products tomorrow.
Choose a farm and find out what it needs right now.
Fundraising is limited in time.
The purchase of a Fertilizer Manure Spreader will help significantly reduce the amount of manual labor for farmers who keep 15 cows.
fertilizer manure spreader
The purchase of a baler (baling press) will help Mykola Polarush to automate the harvesting of fodder. And this is an increase in milk yields and an opportunity for development for the farm.
Purchase own agricultural equipment: a motor tractor with a power of 15-20 hp. and attached and trailed equipment to it. The purchase of this equipment will allow the owner to optimize and improve production processes and significantly save on equipment rental.
A corn planter will reduce manual labor during silage harvesting and reduce seed costs
corn planter BIZON
The proceeds will be transferred to the fund of the project "Family Dairy Farms" for the development of family farming in Ukraine.
Dementjev Oleksandr (Sumy region)
"We would like to thank all the nonprofits who donated 23,000 UAH to our family for providing additional food and branches for our cows. "
"I am grateful to the Family Dairy Farms project for this resource of real help to farmers and all those who supported us. We received 11 000 UAH. Thanks to this money we were able to buy fodder for the fodder and planting material."
"We, Pavlo and Irina Mikityuki and our children, are very grateful for the support. The 42,000 UAH received allowed us to buy fodder for the hut and support the farm in the conditions of the occupation."
Below each farm family card, there is a scale that allows you to track fundraising progress. Upon receipt of the required amount, the product will be purchased, and we will post a photo or video report on this site. In addition, anyone willing can visit any farm to personally make sure that the funds have been used as intended.
Dairies are ready to pay, firstly, for the quality of milk, and secondly, for its quantity in one place. Therefore, the farmer has to keep at least 10 cows so that the milk trucks can reach him. In addition, the farmer must keep cows according to modern technologies that ensure the quality of milk is not lower than the 1st grade. Modern milking systems, lighting, ventilation, balanced feed - all this must be provided by the farmer in order to get milk that is ready to buy dairies.
In this case, depending on the specific situation, we can go one of several ways:
In any case, we will provide a photo/video report indicating the amount collected for each family, the value of what was purchased, and the sources of additional financing.
Consultation and selection of equipment are carried out by relevant specialists of the "Family Dairy Farms" project, which is the initiator of the creation of this resource. Veterinarians, zootechnicians, and agricultural engineers search for the most appropriate equipment, machinery, cows, etc., which are suitable for the characteristics and price category. The product will be purchased from the most accessible point/dealer/distributor taking into account price, quality, and logistics.
More detailed information about the project and farms can be found on our website https://smf.org.ua/