Danone North America, in a new public-private partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, announced a multi-year agreement to utilize state and federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for soil health. Danone farmers will now have more access to seeds and incentives to plant cover crops, which is critically important for nutrient balancing and overall soil health. Their soil health initiative aims to identify ways to help regenerate soils by enhancing organic matter and soil fertility and drive long-term economic and environmental benefits — such as soil carbon sequestration, reduced chemicals use, soil water holding capacity, and increased biodiversity — to improve the economic resilience of farmer communities. The commitment is in addition to Danone’s previously announced investment of up to $6 million in soil health research over the next four years. Read more in this Cision article.
As America’s largest maker of organic and plant-based foods, as well as yogurt, we saw an opportunity to initiate this breakthrough collaboration to benefit the farms on which we rely to make great food.”Tina Owens, Senior Director OF Agriculture, danone north america