Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture Milestones


2007     2008     2009     2010



May 13, 2010 -- Monsanto announces it has offered to Haiti’s Ministry of Agriculture 475 tons of hybrid corn seed and about 2,500 kilos of vegetable seeds to help Haitian farmers, their families and communities in the long-term reconstruction of country

March 17, 2010 -- Monsanto announces its first Farm Mom of the Year Contest

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Dec. 23, 2009 -- The America’s Farmers Grow Communities project is originally launched as a pilot program by Monsanto in select counties in Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas in January 2010

November 2009 -- Monsanto launches America’s Farmers commercials on television and radio

Oct. 19, 2009 -- Monsanto begins to publically emphasize its focus on the American Farmer

Oct. 15, 2009 -- Twelve students are announced as Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program fellowship recipients 

Sept. 14, 2009 -- AAPRESID and Monsanto partner to promote Agricultura Certificada (Certified Agriculture), an initiative that encourages no-till and other sustainable agricultural practices in Argentina

July 29, 2009 -- Monsanto hosts a day-long symposium, inviting various academics and organizations to discuss agriculture’s water footprint and developing a global corporate water policy for Monsanto

June 16, 2009 -- Monsanto opens its Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg, Nebraska

March 25, 2009 -- Monsanto announced it is contributing $10 million to establish Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program, which identifies and support young scientists interested in improving research and production in rice and wheat

Feb. 20, 2009 -- Monsanto signs a partnership to launch Project SHARE (Sustainable Harvest - Agriculture, Resources, Environment) in India

Feb. 11, 2009 -- Monsanto hosts its first Sustainability Management Conference in Denver, Colorado

January 2009 -- Spring canola join cotton, soybeans and corn on the list of crops Monsanto is aiming to help farmers double by 2030

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Dec. 8, 2008 -- Monsanto announces new partnership focused on water quality. Monsanto announces a new partnership with grower organizations, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Soy Association, Delta Wildlife and National Audubon Society focused on water quality on the Mississippi River

Nov.26, 2008 -- Monsanto announces partnerships in Brazil focused on sustainable agriculture, including a partnership with Conservation International

June 9, 2008 -- Monsanto and the Earth Institute co-sponsored a meeting at Columbia University in New York focused on agriculture in the coming years. CEO Hugh Grant and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, co-hosted the event

June 4, 2008 -- Monsanto announces its sustainable yield initiative

March 19, 2008 -- Monsanto announces it is working with partners to help fight drought in Africa with the Water-Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project

March 5, 2008 -- Monsanto announced it is working with The Keystone Center to launch a new agriculture sustainability effort called the Keystone Initiative on Sustainable Agriculture

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Dec. 4, 2007 -- Monsanto joins the Chicago Climate Exchange and commits to reduce its own direct carbon emissions from major U.S. operations by 6 percent below its 2000 levels or purchase carbon emission offsets

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