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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Can You Both Feed the World and Save the Planet?
MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Innovations in agriculture could feed a growing, hungry world without destroying the planet, a top official of the largest maker of seeds and pesticides told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday. Practices such as cultivating plants that benefit the soil during the off season and leaving land untilled could store carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the...
May 10, 2019 11:05 AM ET
By Any Measure: How Small Improvements Lead to Big Gains in Efficiency
The data is clear: paying attention to metrics improves performance. When we track our fitness and nutrition, we acquire small insights that lead to corresponding changes in our behavior, and we end up feeling better. When we live by a budget, we save more money. And when we meticulously track farm inputs like fertilizer and pesticide, we end up using less.
May 2, 2019 2:50 PM ET
Bayer & PepsiCo | The Best Snack Starts in the Field
There is not a more South American tuber than potato. It was cultivated more than 7 thousand years ago by the Incas and originated in the current territory of Bolivia and Peru. Actually, what we know today as "potato" (Solanum tuberosum) contains only a fragment of the genetic diversity of its ancestral varieties – the fact is that it conquered the world and became a star on many menus in most...
Apr 25, 2019 11:45 AM ET
Bayer and Fair Planet Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Seeds in Ethiopia
BERGSCHENHOEK, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years. The project, developed by the non-profit organization Fair Planet, facilitates smallholder farmers’ access to seeds of high-quality vegetable varieties suited to local growing conditions. Additional...
Apr 22, 2019 11:30 AM ET
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