In early April, Dekalb Vietnam, a subsidiary of Monsanto, launched the first Integrated Knowledge Transfers fields in Dong Nai province. The program aims to provide hundreds of Vietnamese farmers the opportunity for the first time to grow corn seeds with weed management and insect protection traits and transfer the knowledge to thousands of farmers to better capture yield potential and make farming operation more stable, successful and profitable.
Huynh Van Thang, farmer in Dong Thap Province
Vietnam’s corn imports have been soaring to meet growing feed demands. In 2014, Vietnam imported 4.79 million tons of corn, up sharply by more … Full Article »
On Jan. 15, Monsanto Fund announced a pledge of VND 3.2 billion in partnership with the non-governmental organization Room to Read to improve literacy and gender equality for thousands of children in rural communities in Vietnam. Through this partnership, we will be able to improve education and literacy of more than 60,000 children of Vietnamese farmers.
Monsanto’s funding is going to two major programs, Girls’ Education and Literacy.
In Girls’ Education program, we are equipping 175 girls from low-income families in the rural community with the necessary financial support and skills to succeed in school and beyond through mentors, tutors … Full Article »
Monsanto has announced a pledge of VND 1.5 billion scholarship for outstanding students studying agricultural biotechnology. This scholarship aims to nurture and encourage the engagement of young talents in the development of agricultural biotechnology and products thereof to support farmers.
“Biotechnology is a promising branch of science in the 21st century, offering great possibilities in improving human lives in various ways. In agriculture, biotechnology has been proved to improve lives of over 18 million farmers around the world. The Government of Vietnam is determined in bringing and developing this technology in Vietnam, and has focused on developing physical and human capacity … Full Article »
Jesus Madrazo speaks with students
The agricultural sector was, and continues to be, the driving force for Vietnam economic growth and the largest employer in Vietnam – employing half of the nation’s workforce. Thus, engaging and equipping young people with the right mindset and skills are an important part of Vietnam’s effort to advance and accelerate economic growth and agriculture. As a company committed to engaging with society and developing talent and advocates for our industry, Monsanto executives engaged with 200 students on “Leadership, Purpose & Sustainability” in Hanoi at the National Economics University at a meeting organized by the … Full Article »
Right to left: Former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Cong Tan, Vietnam CE Nguyen Hong Chinh, and Le Khac Triet.
Monsanto was awarded the Sustainable Agriculture Company trophy by Vietnam’s Former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Cong Tan at the “Vietnam’s Top Sustainable Agriculture Companies and Individuals” on Jan. 11.
The “Vietnam’s Top Sustainable Agriculture Companies and Individuals” list is a joint effort between the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Farmer’s Association to recognize companies with best practices to develop Vietnam’s Agriculture sustainably. The finalists were selected through the nominations and surveys carried out all … Full Article »