In mid November, Cargill received the Bread for the WorldAlliance to End Hunger Partnership Awardin New York City. Cargill was recognized for advocating for policies that let markets work and enable farmers to thrive; helping expand access to food, improving nutrition and pursuing partnerships to end hunger; and working to increase agricultural productivity and incomes while ensuring responsible land use. Over the past five years, Cargill has contributed more than $55 million to reduce hunger and improve nutrition globally.
At the event, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized Cargill for its ongoing commitment to global food security. He also commended Cargill for its 2011 donation of 10,000 metric tons(22 million pounds) of rice to World Food Program USA that helped feed nearly one million people for one month in the Horn of Africa. “That simple act of leadership saved a lot of lives,” said Shah.