The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks to strike a balance between economic opportunities and conservation of natural resources in its work throughout the world. It’s a philosophy Cargill shares and has led to partnerships to help Brazilian farmers grow more sustainable soybeans, assist U.S. farmers in implementing conservation practices along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and to enhance environmental protection in China. Recently, this long-term partnership dating back to 1983, expanded with new initiatives focused on protecting biodiversity while feeding a growing world population.
In August 2011, Cargill announced a new $3 million grant to TNC to protect the Brazilian rainforest and help farmers grow soy more sustainably. The grant expands a program that has already helped 383 farmers comply with conservation laws.