John Deere Foundation provides $19 million in grants for global hunger
Last month, the John Deere Foundation awarded grants to the World Food Program USA, One Acre Fund, and the Nature Conservancy.
Each organization works to stop world hunger and support farmers.
One Acre Fund was awarded $7.5 million and focuses on combatting hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.
Laura Eberlin leads John Deere's social responsibility team.
"There's fifty million families that are living in sub-Saharan Africa on small farms, and they produce 80% of the continent's food. But, their harvesting lags behind the rest of the world", Eberlin said. "So, One Acre Fund is going to help agricultural farmers in community building and helping them accelerate their farm's productivity."
The Nature Conservancy received $6.5 million from the John Deere Foundation to implement natural climate solutions around the world.
"So, the projects within this organization help, specifically Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States, improve land use practices, boost climate resilience, and increase productivity and profitability for again these marginalized and indigenous farm households living across those areas," Eberlin said.
The World Food Program was awarded $5 million.