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Reimagine what's possible for food and agriculture

At Cargill, we help bring new possibilities to people and our planet

 

The challenges to our food system are growing more complex, urgent and interconnected. There are no easy answers to solving problems like climate change and food security.

These global issues call for big thinking and bold action. For us to reimagine what’s possible for food and agriculture.

How? From Cargill’s seat at the heart of the food supply chain, we help bring new possibilities for people and our planet.

That means helping farmers make agriculture and food production more sustainable. Helping communities become more resilient. And helping protect our planet for a better tomorrow.

When we come together to reimagine what’s possible for our food system, the possibilities are endless.

Starting in the field

Farmers, ranchers and growers are the heart of agriculture and food production. Solving some of food and agriculture’s biggest challenges — like sustainably feeding a growing world — starts in the field with them.

We’re partnering with the Soil Health Institute to advance water stewardship

Sep. 14, 2023

Cargill and the Soil Health Institute are working together for our farmers. The partnership will equip farmers and partners with innovative tools to enhance drought resilience, improve soil health and encourage sustainable water usage across North America.

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Growing regenerative agriculture — 1,000 farmers at a time

The 1,000 Farmers Endless Prosperity Program in Türkiye connects farmers to regenerative agriculture practices and brings new possibilities to their operations.

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We’re growing more than cotton here. We’re growing the future. What we do today will make life better for the generations to come.

John Lee

Fourth-generation farmer in Arkansas and participant in Cargill’s Black Farmer Equity Initiative, which addresses racial inequity for U.S. Black farmers.

 

 

Creating resilient communities

People power agriculture forward. That is why we partner across agriculture to support farmers’ livelihoods, to build a more equitable food system and to invest in local communities.

5 reasons why clean water is important

Did you know that more than 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? Here’s why that matters for everyone.

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Ripple effects: Connecting farmers and communities with safe, clean water

Water access is a challenge for thousands of rural farmers and agricultural communities around the world

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I am very happy to become a member of the sanitation committee. It’s not only for the school. I can also use the knowledge I’ve gained at home and in my neighborhood.

Meny

Member of a water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition committee in Indonesia, where Cargill and international development organization CARE partner to improve WASH in the country’s Serang and Bone districts.

 

 

Protecting our planet

Our planet faces big environmental challenges — from our climate to our forests to our water. That is why we are working to bring sustainable innovations to life that nourish the world and protect our planet.

What is decarbonization? Everything you need to know.

Learn how we’re working to decarbonize the food and agriculture system.

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‘Trees are our common heritage’: How Cargill empowers farmers to protect and restore forests

From agroforestry in Côte d’Ivoire to landscape approaches in Malaysia, Cargill is addressing deforestation across the globe

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I am replanting trees for my children, to keep living from cocoa and provide a livelihood for my family. Trees are our common heritage, that’s why we must take care of them.

Ouatara Shaka

Cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire, where Cargill partners with PUR and farmers like Ouatara to promote agroforestry, an agricultural practice that includes planting new trees while also supplementing cocoa farmers’ incomes.

 

 

Learn more about how Cargill is reimagining what’s possible across agriculture and food production

Why green steel? Meeting rising demand, reducing carbon emissions

Learn how we’re working with customers around the world to decarbonize the steel industry.

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What does an agronomist do? A day in the life at Cargill.

Learn how conservation agronomists help farmers adopt sustainable agricultural practices to enhance soil health, protect natural resources and improve yields.

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Trees, land, water: How our employees give back to our planet

See how Cargill employees are volunteering around the world to care for our planet and bring our sustainability priorities to life.

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3 ways agriculture helps to protect our planet

Learn how we’re using agricultural practices that have a positive impact on our environment.

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5 reasons why clean water is important

Did you know that more than 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? Here’s why that matters for everyone.

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SXSW: Why wind is the future of zero-carbon ocean shipping

Jan Dieleman, Cargill’s ocean transportation leader, discusses how we can use wind to power a more sustainable maritime industry.

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SXSW: Cargill on the (digital) future of regenerative agriculture

Hear Cargill Chief Information and Digital Officer Jen Hartsock discuss digital technology in regenerative agriculture at South by Southwest.

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Bioenergy 101: How waste becomes the energy of the future

What is bioenergy? Learn how we’re turning waste into advanced bioenergy and using it to help decarbonize agriculture.

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All aboard! The people behind the WindWings ship’s maiden voyage.

The Pyxis Ocean first set sail in August 2023. Meet the people on board the maiden voyages and learn how the innovative wind-powered ship is performing.

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Empowering women: 10 inspiring examples in food and agriculture

Women are vital to agriculture. Learn how we’re helping empower women in communities, our supply chains and our workplace.

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The bioeconomy: What it is and why it matters in food and agriculture

Learn how Cargill is innovating to bring the bioeconomy to life across food and agriculture.

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What is methane? Why it matters and what we’re doing to reduce it.

We explain what methane is, why it contributes to climate change and how Cargill is working to reduce it in agriculture.

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Alternative protein trends: 5 things to watch in 2024

Learn about the alternative protein trends — from plant-based foods to mycoprotein to cultivated meat — that are shaping the industry in 2024 and beyond.

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20 innovations that give a glimpse into the future of food

Learn how we’re shaping the future of food with innovations that reimagine what’s possible across food and agriculture.

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Circular economy in animal feed: 4 ways we help customers do more with less

Learn how Cargill is helping farmers build a zero-waste circular economy through innovation and strategic partnerships.

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Why employee volunteering matters: 4 stories of hope

Cargill colleagues around the world volunteer their time to strengthen the local communities where we live and work. Meet four of them.

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Going green: Cargill debuts 3 sustainable innovations at CIIE

Sustainability was a focus at this year’s China International Import Expo (CIIE). Here are 3 ways we showcased it.

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100% RSPO certified: Why 4 letters matter to palm oil customers

Cargill is one of the first, large-scale North American suppliers to exclusively offer palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

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Co-creating with customers: A new protein innovation experience

With Cargill’s Protein Innovation Hub, we’ll be exploring the entire world of protein under one roof.

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Sails, seafood and soil: 4 ways Cargill helps combat climate change

Decarbonization in shipping. Regenerative agriculture. Sustainable seafood farming. Around the world, Cargill is working to address one of today’s most pressing challenges.

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Netting zero: Helping fish farmers fight climate change

Cargill’s SeaFurther Sustainability initiative is connecting customers and suppliers to create a more sustainable seafood industry.

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Leveraging Production Efficiency and Nutrition to Influence Methane Emission Reduction

Sustainability is not a new topic in farming – it is quite the opposite. As an industry, farming has continued to evolve and enhance its sustainability with a successful sustainability history to show for it.

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Introducing Reach4Reduction™: An Effective Way to Reduce Ruminant Methane Emissions

At Cargill, we know farmers are in different stages of their sustainability and methane emission reduction journeys. We break down the most effective way to approach methane emission reduction so all farmers can Reach4Reduction™.

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What is decarbonization? Everything you need to know.

Learn how we’re working to decarbonize the food and agriculture system.

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Poultry power: How chicken, eggs hatch hope for farmers

Cargill’s Hatching Hope program is improving farmer livelihoods for millions in emerging economies.

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Silent. Efficient. The world’s 1st zero-emission electric barge.

Cargill and Kotug International have partnered to create the first fully electrified industrial setup for inland shipping.

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Growing regenerative agriculture — 1,000 farmers at a time

The 1,000 Farmers Endless Prosperity Program in Türkiye connects farmers to regenerative agriculture practices and brings new possibilities to their operations.

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What is child labor — and how are we addressing it?

We’re partnering with stakeholders across the globe to make an impact on child labor.

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Digging in: Cargill’s regenerative agriculture program brings healthier soil and profits to more European, U.S. farmers

Cargill’s RegenConnect® program is building on its success in North America to expand to more U.S. states and Europe

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Sustainable beef: Bringing farmers, ranchers and customers together to fight climate change

Cargill’s BeefUp Sustainability initiative aims to cut beef emissions from our North American beef supply chain by 30% by 2030.

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A sweet mooooove: How Cargill upcycles Hershey's leftover chocolate into (nutritionist-approved) feed for cows

When Hershey approached us in 2011, we took on the company’s waste stream and began turning it into animal feed.

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‘Growing the future’: Working with Black farmers to advance equity

Through the Black Farmer Equity Initiative, Cargill is helping connect Black farmers in the U.S. with more equitable opportunities in agriculture.

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‘If you want to go far, go together’: 10 ways this African proverb sums up a decade of progress for cocoa communities

Cargill’s global sustainability director for our cocoa and chocolate business reflects on 10 years of the Cargill Cocoa Promise.

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What is ESG? A primer with Cargill’s new ESG Report.

ESG stands for “environmental, social and governance.” At Cargill, ESG is all about our commitment to creating a more sustainable world.

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Soil, sails and solar: Learn 4 ways Cargill is fighting climate change

From healthy soil to sustainable shipping, we’re working to combat one of today’s most pressing challenges.

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Can forests and farming co-exist? Yes, Cargill says in commitment to increase sustainable agriculture and protect forests in Brazil.

Through innovative programs, Cargill supports Brazilian farmers like Joel in protecting native vegetation — today and for generations to come.

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Influencing natural animal processes to reduce methane output

Cargill looked at different stages that occur in ruminant animal methane production and summarized the latest strategies to reduce enteric methane output.

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Is Seaweed a Viable Solution to Reduce Methane Emission

Seaweed-based feed ingredients have recently been highlighted as a possible solution to reducing enteric methane emissions in cattle and mitigate climate change – but there is still a lot to learn.

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Consumers Know Technology in Ag is Important – but Remain Skeptical

Consumers believe ag-tech makes sustainable farms – but that doesn’t mean they want it.

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A Sustainable New Ingredient for Feed

Introducing insect protein as an alternative, sustainable ingredient in animal feed

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Learn more about our sustainability efforts

Our ambition is to have the most sustainable food supply chains in the world. Here are a few ways we are bringing it to life:

  • Working every day to implement new sustainable practices to reduce our impact on the planet and protect people — from small family farms to global shipping lanes.