Corteva Agriscience marks one-year by setting sustainability goals

Calgary (Rural Roots Canada) — The word sustainability has been used a lot in agriculture over the last little bit, but what does sustainability look like?

Corteva Agriscience used its one-year anniversary as a “pure-play” agricultural company to lay out what sustainability means to them by introducing its goals and strategy leading up to 2030.

Kris Allen is the Communications Leader for Corteva Agriscience Canada.

He says for them it is about enrichening the lives of those who produce and those who consume.

“We’ve launched 14 goals that span a wide range of commitments in four categories, and they really are goals to benefit farmers, to benefit the land, benefit our communities, and our operations,” Allen said.

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Those goals include helping farmers around the world build on their excellent stewardship practices.

“Now, consumers want to know more than ever where and how their food is grown, so our goals to benefit farmers will really help to build that public trust amongst consumers.”

He says in their goals to benefit farmers; they’re looking to train 25-million growers on soil health, nutrient and water stewardship, as well as productivity best practices.

“We’re also looking to help increase the productivity incomes and sustainable farming practices for about 500 million small-holders farmers globally.”

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It also includes improving soil health and supporting water stewardship.

“So this would also include accelerated improvement in nitrogen use efficiency, reduce water consumption while increasing yields in 2.5-million acres and continue to enhance the biodiversity on about 10-million hectares of lands and natural eco-systems globally.”

The company operates in more than 140 countries.

For more on Corteva’s sustainability strategy and goals, click here.