“Access to food is a basic human right, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, ability or any of the social paradigms that define a human as ‘different’.”
Nicole Jansen, Global Stewardship Portfolio Lead - Seed Applied Tech
How do Corteva’s efforts to advance inclusion, diversity and equity make you feel?
Hopeful to be seen, and no longer invisible; Hopeful to be the same as, and not less than; Hopeful for my daughter and everyone else for the same chances at opportunity and success.
What matters most to you about advancing ID&E in agriculture?
Access to food is a basic human right, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, ability or any of the social paradigms that define a human as "different." With the premise that everyone needs food, everyone should have an opportunity -- should they so desire -- to be part of producing food. Therefore, access in agriculture is more than about food, profitable farmers have access to education and technology that poorer farmers do not. I think in whatever ways that education, technology, opportunity, and funding can be made more accessible to everyone, even those who may be labeled "different," that will drive equality and make agriculture a place for everyone.
— Meghan Cassidy, SVP, Senior Advisor to the CEO