- Thrive Stories
- Corporate Giving
- Cargill Volunteers
- Partnership Examples
- We are no longer subsistence producers
- The Nourishing the Future Program Builds Resilience Among Tilapia and Pig Producers in Honduras
- Learning the Field: How Digital Agricultural Tools Are Improving Farmer Welfare in Turkey
- Nourishing the Future by Building Resilient Agricultural Communities in Central America
- Helping the Houston community gain access to a balanced diet
- Cargill’s Fast Response to Small African Food Processors During COVID Helped Them
- Hatching new plans: How a survivor of gender-based violence launched a thriving poultry business
- Fueling the Minds of India’s Next Generation: The Importance of the Midday Meal
- Research & Development
- Workplace Safety
Nourishing those who nourish the world
Agriculture is powered by people – farmers, ranchers, producers, factory and food services workers and many others – each one critical to supporting a safe, reliable and resilient food system. Agriculture is how we nourish the world.
At Cargill, it’s our responsibility to nourish those who nourish us all. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, food systems must be more sustainable, resilient, and equitable, and must provide access to an array of culturally relevant, safe, affordable, and nutritious food. The long-term stability of the global food system is dependent on millions of farmers, ranchers, producers, and food service workers. Together with our partners, we work to support the people who contribute to our food system.
The work starts at the community level.
Our work starts at the community level, where millions of farmers, ranchers, and producers of all sizes grow the crops and livestock the world needs. We partner with them to ensure they have access to the right tools, information, and training to support successful farming businesses. We design and implement partnerships that help strengthen communities to enable long-term solutions to food and nutrition security and drive economic, environmental, and social resilience. And we provide access to food across our operating and sourcing communities when needed.
Supporting sustainable agricultural production
Our ability to feed the world depends on successful farmers at every level of production – from commercial-scale farming to smallholders. Each year, we work directly with millions of farmers to help them raise food more sustainably, access more markets, diversify their incomes, and receive the tools, information and training they need.
Cargill also collaborates with partners such as the World Wildlife Fund, TechnoServe and The Nature Conservancy to bring in technical expertise and resources to further strengthen good agricultural practices and support successful farming enterprises.
Investing in innovation across the supply chain
Cargill is committed to providing our customers and consumers with the foods and ingredients they want, while evolving those products to meet changing customer and consumer needs. We invest in food system innovation, promoting more efficient and safe supply chains, and developing new ingredients that provide solutions for our customers.
Improving food and nutrition security in our communities
In addition to our innovative solutions that provide consumers with safe, nutritious food, Cargill collaborates with partners in the public and private sectors to find long-term solutions to hunger and malnutrition.
In our fiscal year 2020, Cargill contributed more than $30 million to reduce hunger and improve nutrition around the world through diverse partnerships such as CARE, Heifer International, the World Food Program USA, Save the Children and Feeding America.
Advancing nutrition through the Responsible Business Pledge
To drive progress against the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, Cargill is committing to the Responsible Business Pledge for Better Nutrition as part of the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021. By 2030, Cargill will have invested $50M in initiatives that enhance local food systems within vulnerable communities across the regions in which it operates. These funds will support both local producers and local food providers, and will facilitate and strengthen market linkages between them.
Additionally, by 2030, Cargill will leverage its expertise in animal protein production to improve the nutrition and economic livelihoods of 100 million people through the Hatching Hope Global Initiative, which supports small- and medium-scale poultry production, strengthens local poultry markets, and increases local poultry consumption, in collaboration with partners including co-founder Heifer International. Learn more about Hatching Hope here.
The third and most recent commitment of Cargill’s Responsible Business Pledge leverages 25 years of experience removing an estimated 1 billion pounds of industrially produced trans-fatty acids (iTFAs) from the food supply. Cargill has committed to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) best practice on iTFAs (max 2g iTFA per 100g fats/oils) by the end of 2023.
Connection to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Cargill supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Working to nourish the world, protect the planet and empower communities, we know business plays an important role in advancing the Global Goals, which aim to end poverty, address climate change and ensure prosperity for all. We contribute 2% of our global pre-tax earnings to advance social and environmental impact priorities, and support local communities.