Improving Lives Through Agriculture

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Improving Lives Through Agriculture

Monsanto Company is one of the world’s leading companies focused on sustainable agriculture. The company works with both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. This is an ongoing series about the company's work in agriculture around the world.

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Women Smallholder Farmers Rising to the Challenge: Firsthand Perspectives from Kenya and Thailand
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there would be a 20-30 percent estimated yield increase if women farmers had the same access to resources as men. It's a powerful statistic that underscores the global issue of gender inequality, highlighting the integral role – and extraordinary potential – of women in...
Mar 26, 2019 12:30 AM ET
Intacta RR2-PRO™-Soybeans Lead to Positive Environmental Impacts in South America
November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Results from a five-year peer-reviewed study on Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans planted in South America were recently published, indicating that this technology from Bayer helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact. Since 2013,...
Nov 16, 2018 1:45 PM ET
An Important Day for the Future of Agriculture
Liam Condon About two years ago, Bayer and Monsanto reached an agreement under which Bayer would acquire Monsanto. In that time, I’ve had the opportunity to meet farmers from around the world, including the United States, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Germany, the Netherlands, China and India to name only a few. In many ways,...
Oct 29, 2018 1:00 PM ET
The Future of Plant Breeding Depends on the Pipeline of Breeders
On the day that the Bayer acquisition of Monsanto was finalized, I was speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (PBPG) program – where I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the 1980s. I found it somewhat ironic that on the day I returned to reflect...
Aug 3, 2018 11:05 AM ET
No More Shoes: A Different Perspective on Free-From Food Labeling
Imagine that some enterprising souls in the U.S. decide one day that shoes are bad, and begin drumming up support and waging communications campaigns to convince the country to go “Shoe free.” This is, of course, a ridiculous concept. We all know that shoes are a beneficial “tool” that make our lives better. They keep our feet warm in the winter and dry in the...
Aug 1, 2018 12:05 PM ET