Farmers and partners poised to impact key global challenges
“Monsanto is committed to sharing our innovations and technical knowledge; investing in programs and projects that connect with our core business and help meet the goals of the New Vision for Agriculture; and helping create and nurture future generations of experts who will work to implement the vision,” said DiNicola.
A key NVA initiative, Grow Africa, is an African-led, public-private partnership that involves many key stakeholders. This initiative seeks to accelerate investments and transformative change in African agriculture based on national agricultural priorities.
At the 2012 G8 Summit, Monsanto announced a $50 million commitment over the next 10 years to support sustained agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this commitment, Monsanto created an investment plan to strengthen maize and vegetable farming and distribution in Tanzania. This plan is designed to work with the Tanzanian government’s agriculture development plan, Kilimo Kwanza (Agriculture First), for the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).
Another important initiative is Monsanto’s work with farmers in India. Through the Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS), more than 800,000 farmers receive useful information directly on their cell phones about a variety of topics, helping them produce heartier crops and bigger harvests.
To learn more about SAGCOT, MFAS and other key Monsanto initiatives and partnerships that attempt to make the goals of NVA a reality, visit: http://www.monsanto.com/improvingagriculture/Pages/monsanto-new-vision-for-agriculture.aspx.
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