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Companies join to boost crops in poor regions

Author: Carey Gillam, Reuters, Published on: 15 March 2011

The corporate consortium behind the "New Vision for Agriculture" project is starting its efforts in Tanzania and Vietnam and expects to begin a pilot in Indonesia later this year...The initiative's partners would first work with local governments to formulate policy and address infrastructure shortcomings, then assess the seed...and other inputs appropriate for any given region...The objective is to leverage public and private-sector investments, share strategies for best environmental practices and develop agricultural markets while improving access to affordable and nutritious foods [refers to Monsanto, DuPont, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Archer Daniels Midland, BASF, Bunge Limited, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Metro, Nestle, PepsiCo, SABMiller, Syngenta, Unilever, Wal-Mart, Yara International]

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Related companies: Archer Daniels Midland BASF Bunge Cargill Coca-Cola DuPont General Mills Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Metro Group Monsanto (part of Bayer) PepsiCo SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Syngenta Unilever Walmart Yara