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Enactus Students Help Female Farmers in Swaziland Thrive

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Legume or leg up, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Swaziland saw a way to make working for peanuts profitable for 45 impoverished women. Growing peanuts improved the soil structure and increased their profits from $3.50 to $84.00. Find out more about this project and others at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/legume-leg/. #seeopportunity

Fair Trade Brings Big Sales and a Clear Conscience

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Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.

Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid well.

Freeport-McMoRan Sponsors the Amungme Gold Coffee Cooperative

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September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has sponsored a coffee farmer collective in Papua, Indonesia since 2000. For 14 years Amungme Gold coffee has been farmed and processed by indigenous Amungme farmers under the guidance of Freeport’s entrepreneur business program to meet growing demand from consumers.

The Amungme Gold Cooperative has 109 coffee farmers working on coffee plantations spread over an area of 42 hectares located in four high plains communities near the PT Freeport Indonesia operations.

Fresh From Our Farmers, Crain Ranch

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How do you get the freshest produce? By working with farmers like Dorothy Crain of Crain Ranch, who grows avocados in a paradise very close to you. Watch her story and then meet our other local farmers: http://csrsite.safeway.com/fresh-from-our-farmers/

 

New Rankings Demonstrate Monsanto’s Commitment to Sustainability

By Bob Reiter, Global Supply Chain Lead, Monsanto
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Monsanto works every day to provide a range of tools to help farmers grow more food, using fewer resources and having less impact on the environment.  This work has resulted in recognition for Monsanto in three respected rankings of corporate sustainability.  We also know that there is more work to be done.

How Mobile Apps For Farmers Could Help Fight Rising Coffee Prices

Developers are helping rural coffee growers get more connected with weather patterns, which in turn means cheaper, tastier coffee for you.
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·         The SAP-FNC project is essential to bringing mobile technology to Colombian coffee growers. The hope is that through better education and technology access, these coffee growers can improve their situation.

·         “Many growers have never used a computer. But they have children in the family who want to see the technology work,” says Diana Osorio, lead for Latin America CSR at SAP.

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·         The SAP-FNC project is essential to bringing mobile technology to Colombian coffee growers. The hope is that through better education and technology access, these coffee growers can improve their situation.

·         “Many growers have never used a computer. But they have children in the family who want to see the technology work,” says Diana Osorio, lead for Latin America CSR at SAP.

The True Cost of Coconut Water

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The current vogue for everything coconut seems to have begun about a decade ago, when two brands of coconut water began targeting a very specific consumer niche: women who do yoga. It could not have been lost on the beverage purveyors that these ladies tended to be both affluent and fashionable, and coconut water was marketed to them as a much-needed natural alternative to electrolyte-replenishing sports drinks.

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Calls for Continued Agriculture Innovation at Borlaug Centennial Celebration

World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley Outlines Population Growth and Climate Change Challenges, Highlights Potential of Emerging Technologies to Safely Boost Food Production
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CUIDAD OBREGON, MEXICO, Mar. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is widely credited with advancing agriculture to save 1 billion lives. While celebrating Borlaug’s legacy this week, Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley outlined the need for continued innovation to feed a population that is expected to grow by more than 2 billion people by 2050.

New Partnership Aims to Improve Soil Health

Monsanto Contributes Support to Effort Led by NCGA
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Monsanto Named One of MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies

Company Honored As One Of The World’s Most Ground-Breaking Technology Leaders.
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ST. LOUIS, February 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. The list puts a spotlight on those companies which over the past year made a difference through their innovations by filling a need or challenging others to step up their game.

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