The donation has been made to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).
Mr Kinyua M’Mbijjewe, Monsanto’s corporate affairs lead in Africa, said $150,000 of the donation will be targeted towards immediate food and critical relief aid.
“The immediate need is to ensure that affected families have adequate food, so part of the contributed funds will help provide emergency food relief. In the long term, Monsanto’s donation will support the Kenya Red Cross’ efforts towards irrigated agriculture in the drought prone areas of northern Kenya,” M’Mbijjewe said.
Kenya Red Cross society secretary general, Mr Abbas Gullet, said it was unacceptable for communities to continue relying on food aid in this day and age, noting that the KRCS long term goal was to empower communities through skills and technology to enable them to produce food.
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