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Beyond the Rows is a Monsanto Company blog focused on one of the world’s most important industries, agriculture. Monsanto employees write about Monsanto’s business, the agriculture industry, and the farmer.
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The WEF PISAgro Corn Ecosystem Partnership in Indonesia Featured Article

“I feel proud to produce more corn from my farm, and earn more for my family. For the first time, I feel the seed companies like Monsanto, Cargill, and bank like BRI, – are collaborating so I can be successful. This is the first time I participated in this project and I benefited from the best agricultural practice training. I am looking forward to more secured yield and better earnings so my wife and children can live comfortably and peacefully. I also hope that I can continue to produce and earn more.” – Suyanto

Suyanto, a 43-year-old farmer from Jrambe … Full Article »

AON Hewitt Names Monsanto Indonesia One of Seven Best Employers 2015 Featured Article

Monsanto Indonesia has received a Best Employers Award 2015 from Aon Hewitt, the global enterprise solutions provider of human resources. Aon Hewitt announced the list of best employers at an awards ceremony and learning conference held in Indonesia. The conference agenda included a discussion of the main results of an Aon study, case studies and panel discussions with HR leaders and CEOs.

First started in 2001, the Aon Hewitt Best Employers program aims to obtain data and information on company practices that help create a competitive advantage through human resources, employ significant management programs, and identify the best employers in … Full Article »

Monsanto Indonesia Wins Sustainable Business Award Featured Article

Monsanto Indonesia Country Leadership Team receives Sustainable Business Award (SBA)

Monsanto Indonesia has won a Sustainable Business Award (SBA) in the category of Best Land Use / Biodiversity and Environment, which recognizes the company’s Sustainable Agriculture Landscape Partnership (SALP) with eNGO Conservation International.

The partnership with eNGO is aimed at developing a healthy, sustainable economy by improving agricultural production, conserving biodiversity and natural resources, and enhancing farmer livelihoods.

This award also recognizes our leadership commitment to a sustainable agriculture in Indonesia in support of the Government agenda on Food Security. Monsanto Indonesia is among 15 recipients across 16 award categories.… Full Article »

Mojokerto Indonesia OTJS Team Shares Safety Culture with Communities and Farmers Featured Article

Safety is a strong value within Monsanto’s culture. It is important that our employees are trained to practice safety on and off the job. The Monsanto Mojokerto Off-The-Job Safety (OTJS) team in Indonesia shared several examples of how they prepare their employees, families, farmer customers and the local community members for safety preparedness.

Blood Donations: The team held four blood donations from November 2013- August 2014. A total of 223 participants registered, which equated to 193 blood donor packets.

FIRST Aid Kits for Home Emergency Preparedness: To increase awareness and preparedness of employees for any emergency situation at home, the team … Full Article »

Children of Monsanto Indonesia Employees Create a Road Safety Calendar Featured Article

Traveling is a need for everyone; unfortunately the number of road accidents can be high. Road accidents are the third leading cause of death after coronary heart disease and tuberculosis in Indonesia (World Health Organization, 2012).

Children and young people are at significant risk. Road safety education plays an important role in shaping the attitudes and behaviors of children, young people and adults – ensuring they become responsible drivers, passengers, pedestrians or cyclists.

The Monsanto Indonesia marketing team wanted to teach safety awareness to employees, their families and stakeholders. The team emphasized the need for safety by compiling a 2014 calendar titled “Safety begins from Home.” With this … Full Article »

Monsanto Indonesia Recognized for Corporate Social Responsibility Featured Article

At the recent Business for the Environment (B4E) Indonesia Summit, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kadin, announced the winners of the 2nd annual Sustainable Business Awards (SBA), recognizing best practices and leadership in sustainable business among Indonesian and multinational companies.

The Sustainable Business Awards is a global program established to increase awareness of corporate best-practice and demonstrate how sustainable business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders, today and for the future.

Monsanto Indonesia was awarded the Sustainable Business Award Indonesia 2013 (SBA) for “Corporate Excellence for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Community” at an award ceremony held … Full Article »

Monsanto Fund in Indonesia Featured Article

The recently published Monsanto Fund Report 2010-2011 includes three projects in Indonesia.

Dateline Indonesia: Accessing Clean Water 

In late October 2011, Monsanto Indonesia and Habitat for Humanity Indonesia celebrated the completion of their corporate social responsibility water project in Tajinan, a small village in the East Java region of Indonesia. A ceremony was held to recognize the completion of the project with the wife of the East Java governor featured as the keynote speaker. 

Access to clean water has an emotional meaning for the 1,700 residents of Tajinan. It means a better and healthier life for the local … Full Article »