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Fighting Hunger from the Ground Up

By Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa Partnership Lead at Monsanto
Blog

Imagine if a lack of rainfall stood between you and your ability to feed your children.

For millions of families around the world, this is a daily reality. And for family farmers from Kansas to Kenya, drought and pests can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a meager one that compromises their ability to put food on their tables … and ours.

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Calls for Continued Agriculture Innovation at Borlaug Centennial Celebration

World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley Outlines Population Growth and Climate Change Challenges, Highlights Potential of Emerging Technologies to Safely Boost Food Production
Press Release

CUIDAD OBREGON, MEXICO, Mar. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is widely credited with advancing agriculture to save 1 billion lives. While celebrating Borlaug’s legacy this week, Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley outlined the need for continued innovation to feed a population that is expected to grow by more than 2 billion people by 2050.

Thinking about World Water Day

By Maggie Cole, Global Supply Chain Sustainability Lead, Monsanto
Blog

Did you know that a running faucet typically uses three gallons of water per minute? Moreover, did you know that agriculture uses 70 percent of the world’s fresh water supply? As we prepare to recognize World Water Day tomorrow, it’s important for Monsanto and its employees to think about all the ways we can be better water stewards at home and in the workplace.

Celebrating the Leadership of Women in Feeding the World

By Martha Schlicher, Corporate Engagement, Monsanto
Blog

International Women’s Day was established to promote progress and equality for women in all walks of life and all fields.  Agriculture is one area where the contributions of women are widespread, critically important and rapidly growing.  Yet, these contributions also are not as well-known or appreciated as they should be.

Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

Improved Maize Varieties to Aid Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
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The Need

Three-quarters of the world’s most severe droughts over the past 10 years have occurred in Africa, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers, most of whom are women and rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans depend on it as their main food source. Maize production is severely affected by drought, which can lead to unpredictable and low yields, and at worst, complete crop failure.

Monsanto Company Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

Press Release

ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2012 Sustainability Report. The report focuses both on how the company operates its business and how it is working with partners to help with the challenge of feeding 9 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050.

Partnerships & Projects Improving Agriculture

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The challenges that agriculture faces moving forward are daunting. We are an agricultural company helping farmers try to meet these challenges sustainably, but we realize that Monsanto, alone, cannot provide solutions to all of these problems.

In order to produce more, conserve more and improve lives, we partner with farmers, local governments, NGOs, universities and other stakeholders with diverse approaches to positively impact agriculture and the world.

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