Empowering Soy Farmers
Helping farmers improve sustainability and verify production practices
We work with soy farmers at all levels of production to help them achieve commercial success while growing crops more sustainably.
Cargill works with more than 15,000 soy farmers with varying levels of production capacity in Brazil to help them adopt agronomic best practices and achieve compliance with regulations. Our focus includes helping smallholder soy farmers find commercial success. We work with more than 5,300 smallholders, offering them free agronomic analysis and other technical support while also paying them a premium on their crops. Newly arrived on former cattle pastures and abandoned crop land, many of these small family farmers initially have difficulty establishing and growing their operations, but a couple of years in this program can help them build homes and buy farm equipment. The soybeans we buy from these smallholders are turned into renewable biofuels at our refinery in Três Lagoas.
In Paraguay, we help farmers adopt and verify sustainable production practices to meet customer expectations, including compliance with rules limiting deforestation, reduction of GHG emissions and labor conditions in the supply chain. We are working with more than 3,000 farmers in the Atlantic Forest region. Learn more about our work to advance sustainable soy in Paraguay.