The Global Harvest Initiative was established in 2009 as a partnership among Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont, John Deere, and Monsanto with the goal of addressing hunger and food insecurity by sustainably closing the global agricultural productivity gap. The enormity of the challenge of meeting the agricultural needs of an expanding and more affluent global population is widely accepted.
Land, water and habitat constraints are tightening, yet there is a critical need to protect these resources for future generations. the Global Harvest Initiative was established Recognizing the urgency of these challenges. They’ve counted upon input from their Consultative Partners, organizations that share their concern about a growing agricultural productivity gap and the need to protect the underlying natural resources while feeding a global population expected to surpass nine billion by 2050.
Towards meeting their mission, the Global Harvest Initiative has identified the following five policy priorities:
Improving agricultural research funding, structure and collaboration
Strengthening and streamlining development assistance programs
Removing barriers to global and regional trade in agriculture
Enhancing private sector involvement in agriculture and rural infrastructure development
Embracing science-based technologies