ACDI/VOCA has signed a global memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDupont, a global producer of seeds, crop protection products, and digital tools for growers. Corteva and ACDI/VOCA recognize the important role public-private partnerships play in agricultural development initiatives. The partnership will benefit smallholder farmers worldwide by facilitating market access, enhancing agribusiness competitiveness, improving access to inputs, and increasing farmer productivity.
ACDI/VOCA and Corteva are already working together in Ethiopia and Tanzania to benefit the lives of smallholder farmers. In Ethiopia, Corteva partnered with ACDI/VOCA’s USAID Feed the Future Ethiopia Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP) to increase the productivity and incomes of 250,000 smallholder farmers. ACDI/VOCA and Corteva are also partnering on the USAID Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project to identify seed packets, demonstration plot locations, and potential consignment sales for the project’s input supply network. NAFAKA II aims to benefit 400,000 smallholder farmers over the next three years.
Charles J. Hall, ACDI/VOCA’s President and CEO, joined Corteva’s Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Krysta Harden, for the official signing.