The 19,000ft climb is part of the National Farmers Union’s (NFU’s) commitment to the Farm Africa project in Kenya, which aims to increase farming for families in eastern Africa, thus helping to end hunger across the country.
NFU director of policy Martin Haworth is leading challenge, which is to leave the UK in September. He said: “Farm Africa helps farmers across eastern Africa to produce food more effectively so that they are better able to feed themselves and build a secure future.”
Nigel Harris, chief executive of Farm Africa, said: “Our charity is delighted that the NFU is once again working with Farm Africa to build on the success of the Africa 100 Appeal.
“Thank you to those heroic individuals from the food and farming industry who are coming together through the NFU to support Farm Africa’s life-changing work to help Africa’s farmers to feed Africa’s people.”
For more on Farm Africa visit www.farmafrica.org.uk, and to follow the team updates on Twitter search #Kilichallenge.