Food security hinges on agriculture partnerships

Officials from Monsanto share the gains their partnerships have accomplished in sub-Saharan Africa.

By 2050, the world will have to produce more food than it has in its entire history.

This is the enormous challenge that confronts us, Robert Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto, told Devex in this video interview, emphasizing that the participation of various sectors is needed to attain a level of food security.

Natalie Dinicola, Monsanto’s vice president for sustainable agriculture partnerships, added that partnerships have played a crucial role in mitigating the effects of drought and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.

Watch the clip above to know what Monsanto is looking for in their partners and how farmercentric partnerships has largest breeding program in sub-Saharan Africa.

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