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Agriculture Development

Corteva Agriscience is collaborating with organizations across the globe to help meet the challenge of ending global hunger.

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


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Fighting global hunger: the challenge of our era

“Ending global hunger is one of the greatest challenges, and opportunities, of our lifetime. We believe it is achievable.” USAID Administrator, Mark Green, Corteva Agriscience CEO, Jim Collins.

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Project Highlights

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

Tanzania

In Tanzania, Corteva 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 seed and crop protection technologies, improving agricultural practices, facilitating market linkages, and increasing farmers’ access to credit.

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Indonesia

In Indonesia, we are collabortating 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 corn cultivation through the adoption of better farming practices and improved seeds and crop protection technologies. The initiative has increased corn yield in this region by 50 percent and has been expanded to farming communities in East Java and East Nusa Tenggara.

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Mexico

Corteva is improving the productivity and enriching the lives of 3000 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 seed and crop protection technologies. Corteva will be scaling up this partnership to reach even more smallholder farmers in Mexico in 2019.

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From Our Collaborators

Jim Flock, NAFAKA Chief of Party

“The 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 partnership 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.”

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“Our collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Partnership demonstrates our commitment to helping improve farmers’ lives in Indonesia. We believe that by enabling farmers with the latest technologies and knowledge, agricultural production can be strengthened, and productivity increased in line with Indonesia’s strategic goal of domestic food security.” said Ms. Farra Siregar, Corteva Agriscience Managing Director, ASEAN.