VIRGINIA, U.S.A., September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Women play a crucial role in agriculture. Across the world, female farmers are integral to how we make many of our famous Mars products. We are committed to ensuring that we help improve the lives of those female farmers as our supply chains grow. To deliver that commitment, we are involved in projects, which aim to strengthen our supply chain by building stronger communities and empowering women:
New fund to invest 120 million euros in the next 10 years to implement projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping more than 200,000 smallholder farmers and 2 million people and boosting the sustainability of their crops.
PARIS, February 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Danone and Mars, Incorporated, two of the world’s leading food manufacturers, announced today the creation of an innovative investment fund aimed at helping companies to learn how to sustainably source the materials they need from smallholder famers while at the same time delivering large-scale social and economic impact to those farmers and their communities.
Venture capital is moving into the healthy food category. Just as socially responsible investment, SRI, has found opportunities in the renewable energy and innovative health care sectors, Silicon Valley VCs are now focusing on new, healthy food products and services that align with their progressive agendas in those other areas. Last year, Valley VCs channeled $350 million dollars into food projects. Investment deals in the sector were 37 percent higher than the previous year, according to CB Insights, a venture capital database.