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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.
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.