Rice and wheat are two staple crops critical to the food security of billions of people around the world. Together, they feed more than half of the world’s population. However, yield improvements in rice and wheat lag behind other crops.
As part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture, Monsanto Company has pledged a total of $13 million to provide fellowship opportunities to highly motivated individuals seeking their Ph.D. in rice or wheat plant breeding. Through these fellowships, the scholars gain the leadership skills, education and tools to positively impact rice and wheat farmers around the world and improve the future of agriculture.