Supply Chain and Infrastructure

  Building agricultural infrastructure in Côte d'Ivoire:  ADM has joined OIC International, an NGO focusing on health and food security in the developing world, to launch a program to construct potable water wells and bridges with culverts in cocoa villages throughout the western African nation of Côte d'Ivoire, a major origin of cocoa beans for ADM and other companies. 
Advancing soy supply-chain integrity in Brazil:  In 2010, ADM and Aliança da Terra, a Brazilian NGO founded by local farmers, continued working with soy growers in the state of Mato Grosso to improve yields and sustainable farming practices within areas already established for agriculture, and to prevent further expansion into environmentally sensitive areas. To date, nearly 250,000 hectares (617,500 acres) of productive farmland have been mapped and registered; in September 2010, ADM approved funding to include an additional 400,000 hectares (988,000 acres). 
Increasing growers' participation in ADM's sustainable cocoa programs:  In the 2009-2010 growing year, participation in ADM's Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (SERAP) program in Côte d'Ivoire grew 50 percent – from 12,000 to 18,000 Ivorian farmers. The volume of beans delivered by those farmers rose to 14,300 metric tons. 
Providing high-quality health care to Ghanaian cocoa workers:  About 180 ADM Cocoa employees and their family members in Ghana have enrolled in a comprehensive workplace health program developed in partnership with Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), an international sustainable-development organization. The program's principal goals are to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases, and to increase access to health and social services offered by the country's National Health Insurance Scheme. ADM operates a similar program in Côte d’Ivoire, where, in 2010, more than 280 colleagues received safety, health and environment training, while approximately 480 were given vaccinations to prevent malaria, yellow fever and meningitis.


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