In efforts to promote sustainable rural development, AGCO Zambia through Farming and Engineering Services – Africa (FES), Massey Ferguson’s official distributor in Zambia, donated a Massey Ferguson 4708 to Game Rangers International – Zambia (GRI).
GRI is a non-profit organisation working in close partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) to empower Rangers and Local Communities to conserve nature. GRI embraces a holistic approach to conservation, and empower Rangers across three core thematic areas: resource protection, community outreach, and wildlife rescue.
photo credits: GRI international
The Facility Manager, Tim Hammond, expressed his gratitude stating:
“The tractor has really shown its value over the course of the last few wet months as the roads have become largely unpassable to normal vehicles. It has greatly improved our ability to keep camp in top shape with its capacity to move large amounts of building or waste materials, as well as slash big areas of camp grounds in no time. The biggest improvement the tractor has brought to the Release Facility is the increased amount of browse we’ve been collecting for the Orphan Herd when they come in for the night. I don’t know how camp survived without the Massey – we’ve all become very fond of her!”
The MF 4708 has been instrumental in collection of browse for the Release Herd, transportation of materials and supplies to GRI’s remote bush camp and in repair works for local road links – significantly reducing the burden to the organization’s project vehicles.
“Through this alliance with GRI, we have been able to demonstrate the benefits and versatility of the Massey Ferguson brand. The MF 4708, is part of AGCO’s global series tractors designed to work efficiently on the African rugged terrain, both on the crop fields and as a utility power equipment tool. We were happy to join hands with our distributor – FES Zambia to provide technical support and equipment that will enable GRI to seamlessly carry out their various projects within the camp.” Says Kalongo Chitengi, General Manager, AGCO Zambia