We have taken a strong resolve to eliminate all forms of child labour in seed supplier farms and to ensure education for children. We have undertaken several rural development projects across emerging countries.
Working with farmers in Africa to produce more
During FY2020, we signed an agreement with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). This will see us working jointly to strengthen the farming ecosystem, including last-mile service delivery. This will increase farmers’ access to yield enhancing technologies and increase investments in seed production, distribution and training of farmers on good agronomic practices. Moreover, this will be achieved by supporting farmers’ access to extension support through the Village Based Advisor (VBA) models and demo plots.
Under the new agreement, the partners will further facilitate technology adaptation and introduction to financial solutions among small-holder farmers. Some of the countries to be covered in this partnership include Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Ivory Coast.
Tortillas tastes better
We launched ‘Two Tortillas for Self-Sufficiency’, an initiative which reinforces the commitment to small Mexican farmers to repay them for the extraordinary work they accomplish by feeding the world. Objective of this campaign is to support small farmers with limited resources to increase the yield of their crops, thereby contributing to the self-sufficiency of corn in Mexico.
Under this initiative, the farmers brought two tortillas for our staff. In exchange they received a package with Tarang, Biozyme, Kayak Seed and protective equipment, as well as technical talks on the use of agrochemicals and proper waste management to ensure the optimal application of aforesaid products, which specialises in improving yield.