Three-year, $7 million commitment will strengthen rural communities in Côte d’Ivoire, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guatemala, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Nicaragua
MINNEAPOLIS, March 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Marking International Women’s Day, CARE and Cargill today announced a renewed three-year, $7 million commitment to improve 1 million lives by 2020, many of them women in rural communities around the globe.
Cargill and CARE have collaborated for more than 50 years, with Cargill investing $18 million in working with CARE since 2008. The partnership has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Central America, Africa and Asia. The next phase will focus on:
MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cargill and Heifer International are celebrating the official launch of a program aimed at improving the lives of more than 450 smallholder farming households in the Qinsghen, China.
Representatives from Cargill, Heifer and its program implementing partner in China – the Qingshen County for the Promotion of Women &Children’s Cooperation and Development – participated in a ceremony today to discuss the program and celebrate the distribution of layer chickens to eight of the farmers benefitting from the program.
It’s early morning, and Santosh Kumar is heading to work. With his brother and some fellow farmers from their small village in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, he walks past his neighbors’ houses painted bright pastels of blue, green and pink, through the brush to the fields a few hundred meters away.
There was a time when the words “urban” and “agriculture” weren’t likely to be used together. Today, however, cultivating, processing and distributing food in the city is becoming an ever more popular way to help grow a greener, more nutritious future.
In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The latest meeting – attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society – was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever assembled.
“Quality is Our Recipe” is more than a slogan hanging on the wall of our restaurants. It’s a constant commitment to improve the quality of our menu and make our customers really happy and crave the food we craft.
Volunteering is good for you. Just Google “benefits of volunteering” and countless articles pop up citing the relationship between a person’s overall well-being and their contributions of time and talent to something they care about.
Volunteering feels good, too. Whether you’re packing meals at a food bank, cleaning up debris from a riverbank, planting an urban vegetable garden – or doing countless other meaningful activities – using your hands and heart to help others brings a real sense of joy and accomplishment.
In South Africa, Cargill employees packed food parcels for an organization providing school feeding programs. In South Sumatra and West Kalimantan, Indonesia, they provided more than 2,000 children access better nutrition. In Canada, they raised enough money to fund hundreds of thousands of meals.
Over the three months surrounding the United Nations World Food Day in October 2016, Cargill employees and businesses around the globe showcased the company’s commitment to nourishing the world in a series of programs and events focused on food security and nutrition.
Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.
In my district, like many others throughout the United States, farmers are the backbone of our economy. There are no better stewards of the land than those who depend on it for their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families.