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Enriching lives through agricultural development

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are over 820 million people who suffer from hunger around the world. Global food security is a challenge that will become more complex as populations grow, with food demand expected to increase by 50 to 60 per cent over the next century.

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Ending global hunger: the opportunity of our era

鈥淓nding global hunger is one of the greatest challenges, and opportunities, of our lifetime. We believe it is achievable.鈥
鈥擴SAID Administrator Mark Green and Corteva Agriscience CEO Jim Collins

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Project Highlights

Through collaborations with key stakeholders such as USAID, AusAID, CGIAR, local governments, banks and NGOs, Corteva Agriscience is improving the productivity and enriching the lives of millions of smallholder farmers globally.

Tanzania

In Tanzania, Corteva Agriscience is collaborating with USAID and ACDI/VOCA on the USAID Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project to improve the productivity and enrich the lives of 400,000 smallholder farmers over the next three years through increasing access to high-quality inputs, promoting good agricultural practices, facilitating market linkages and increasing farmers鈥 access to credit.

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Indonesia

In Indonesia, we are collaborating with the Australia-Indonesia Partnership (AIP) for Promoting Rural Incomes through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA) to improve productivity and enrich the lives of 75,000 smallholder farmers across Madura, East Java. The collaboration aims to improve the corn cultivation through the adoption of better farming practices and improved inputs. The initiative has increased corn yield in this region by 50% and has been expanded to farming communities in East Java and East Nusa Tenggara.

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Mexico

Corteva Agriscience is improving the productivity and enriching the lives of 3,000 smallholder farmers in the Chiapas region of Mexico. Through a collaboration with CIMMYT and a broad consortium of public and private partners called VIDA, Corteva is training farmers on improved agricultural practices and increasing their access to technologies. Corteva will be scaling up this partnership to reach even more smallholder farmers in the region in 2019.

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Corteva is working with organisations from across the globe on a range of projects and programs, designed to empower farmers, sustain communities and help end global hunger. These are some examples of where we鈥檙e contributing.

Photo credit: Photos generously supplied by ACDI/VOCA from the The Feed the Future Tanzania Nafaka Activity.

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Jim FlockJim Flock ACDI/VOCA Chief of Party for USAID Feed the Future

鈥淭he Feed the Future Tanzania Nafaka Activity, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with Corteva Agriscience. Together, this collaboration ensures that last-mile individuals and farmer associations have access to agricultural inputs and Extension services that enable them to increase their yields and incomes.鈥 (Read More)


Farra Siregar, Corteva Agriscience Managing Director, ASEAN

鈥淥ur collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Partnership demonstrates our commitment to helping improve farmers鈥 lives in Indonesia. We believe that by enabling farmers with the latest solutions and knowledge, agricultural production can be strengthened, and productivity increased in line with Indonesia鈥檚 strategic goal of domestic food security.鈥

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