CARE and Cargill’s partnership of more than fifty years is a testament to the values we share. Over the past eight years, this partnership has helped improve the lives of more than 300,000 people around the world.
In 2008, Cargill and CARE launched a five-year partnership to reach men, women and children in rural communities with nutritional, educational and economic opportunities for growth. PROSPER: Promoting a Sustainable and Food Secure World, is the new $6 million three-year phase of the CARE-Cargill partnership that will amplify the success of previous programming and explore new opportunities to promote a sustainable and food secure world.
The program will engage communities in key areas to foster gender equitable food and nutrition security by building the capacities of marginalized populations to prosper in a static environment rather than exhausting resources to recover from shocks. While programs vary by country, the initiative provides training, skills-development, and market access for farmers; enhanced education and nutritional support for children; and access to social services like health care and safe drinking water, for communities.
The partnership aims to take our program approaches to scale by engaging governments, civil society actors, and Cargill business partners in order to reach 1 million people by 2020.