Cargill and CIMMYT announce the award for food safety and sustainability
The contest promotes projects and actions aimed at addressing the challenges of food security in the country. The funds for the winners are $25,000 dollars.
(Mexico City), October 16, 2018 - Cargill Mexico and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) convened the fourth edition of the "Cargill-CIMMYT Award for Food Security and Sustainability", which aims to recognize and promote projects and actions that contribute to mitigating and solving the food problems, which the country has got.
In the 2019 edition of the "Cargill-CIMMYT Award for Food Security and Sustainability", the public will be able to participate in three categories: producers of basic grain systems; scientists and researchers in agronomy, genetics, corn, wheat, barley or sorghum improvement, and information and telecommunication technologies applied to the agri-food sector; and opinion leaders from associations of producers, technicians and communication professionals working in the agri-food sector.
Winning projects will receive a prize equivalent to $25,000 dollars. First place in the category of producers and researchers and scientists will receive $10,000 dollars, while in the division of opinion leaders $5,000 dollars will be awarded.
The "Cargill-CIMMYT Award for Food Safety and Sustainability" has allowed the company and CIMMYT to strengthen their relationship with key players in the agro-industry since 2014. In former editions, 68 projects were evaluated, and from those nine were awarded, summing $75,000 dollars given.
The deadline for producers, researchers and opinion leaders who have previously participated or are interested in doing so to register their proposals is 31 January 2019. Registration will be made by going to the Cargill website in the Prize section: www.cargill.com.mx/es/cimmyt
With this action, Cargill reinforces its commitment to nurture the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner by promoting solutions that will impact the agro-industry in the medium and long term. In addition, through its corporate social responsibility activities. In addition, through its corporate social responsibility activities, it contributes to thrive of the communities in which it operates.
For more information about the "Cargill-CIMMYT Prize for Food Safety and Sustainability" and this call visit:
Joselyn Ortega, Teléfono: 5511 057429, [email protected]
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
About Cargill México
Cargill Mexico's objective is to contribute to the improvement of agricultural productivity, satisfying and fulfilling the expectations of the national industry. In addition to adding value to human and animal nutrition, thus encouraging economic development, Cargill Mexico reinvests its profits in different new businesses within the country. Cargill maintains operations in Mexico through 9 business units; employs more than 1,750 people in 13 states; and has 25 facilities, including a corporate office in Mexico City.
CIMMYT (https://www.cimmyt.org/es/) - The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is the world leader in publicly funded research on maize, wheat, and associated agricultural systems. Based near Mexico City, CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners around the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of corn and wheat farming systems, improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and directs the CGIAR Corn and Wheat Research Programs and the Platform for Excellence in Improvement. The Center is supported by national governments, foundations, development banks, and other public and private agencies.