Monsanto Makes Record Project Advancements towards Sustainable Farm Productivity

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Monsanto Makes Record Project Advancements towards Sustainable Farm Productivity

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 4:00pm


The annual research and development update at Monsanto highlights the company's progress in projects aimed at natural resource conservation and maximizing farm productivity in a sustainable manner. The advancements have been made across various platforms of the company, such as biotechnology, breeding, and enhanced agronomics. All projects are helping conserve critical natural resources such as land and water, apart from the key goal of achieving sustainably maximized farmer productivity.

Monsanto is leading research in technologies such as Integrated Farming Systems and agricultural biology, in addition to areas such as breeding and biotechnology. The company's consistent focus is to provide farmers with the most appropriate systems that help optimize crop performance each growing season.

The systems approach adopted across Monsanto is aimed at developing and implementing multiple solutions for farmers to equip them to better deal with the challenges they face. Farmers can achieve their output goals using reduced inputs, and also employ Monsanto's solutions to maximize aggregate yield potential.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Conservation | Integrated Farming Systems | Monsanto | csr | farm productivity | food | natural resource conservation | sustainability