Ag Leaders Announce Partnership to Promote Conservation Agriculture Adoption

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, John Deere, and DuPont Pioneer Collaborate to Support Smallholders and Sustainable Farming in Africa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a collaboration with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer to develop products to support a conservation-based system of agriculture designed and targeted to sustainably improve the productivity of smallholder farmers in Africa.  The effort will be piloted in Ghana and include a conservation-based, mechanized product suite developed by John Deere; a system of cover crops and improved inputs from DuPont Pioneer; and support for adoption and training on conservation-based practices by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Read more.