Sustainable Agriculture


Producing More. Conserving More. Improving Lives.

Monsanto is one of the world’s leading companies focused on sustainable agriculture. We discover and deliver innovative products that support the farmers who feed, fuel and clothe our world.

Why do we need sustainable agriculture?

  • Farmers provide food, fuel and fibre for the world
  • Resources such as land, water and energy are limited
  • Global population is expected to grow by 40% in the next few decades
  • Food production will need to increase exponentially in order to meet population growth

The Bottom Line

Farmers need to get more from every acre of land, every drop of water and every unit of energy – today and tomorrow.

What are we doing at Monsanto to support sustainable agriculture?

In 2008, we set a series of goals for ourselves to work with farmers to make agriculture more sustainable. These goals state that by 2030, we will do our part in:

Producing More

Developing improved seeds which help farmers double yields from 2000 levels for corn, soya beans, cotton and spring-planted oilseed rape

Pledging a $10 million (£6.2 million) grant to improve wheat and rice yields through Monsanto’s Beachell Borlaug International Scholars Program

Conserving More

Developing seeds that use one-third fewer key resources per unit of output
Working to lessen habitat loss

Improve water quality

Improving Lives

Helping improve the lives of farmers and the people who depend on them, including an additional 5 million people in resource-poor farm families by 2020