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    Community Engagement

    Building vibrant communities through economic development, partnerships, philanthropy and employee volunteerism.

    Cargill is committed to conducting business with integrity, operating responsibly, enriching communities and nourishing the world.

    In fiscal year 2020, Cargill contributed $115 million across 56 countries to support our communities. Cargill businesses and employee-led groups partner with local civic, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations on programs and projects that improve food security and nutrition; support human rights, equity and inclusion; strengthen farmer livelihoods; and advance our commitments in the areas of land use, water and climate.

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    Cargill invests in local communities through economic development, partnerships and giving combined with the volunteer efforts of our employees.

    Supporting education and prosperity with six new schools in Ghana

    Education is a vital pathway to future success for all children. It’s why Cargill invests in education across the communities where our global businesses operate, and cocoa is no different.

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    Cocoa & Forests Initiative report shows progress in forest protection and restoration in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

    When cocoa beans arrive at Cargill’s warehouse in the Afamu community of Ghana, they are weighed and assigned a barcode. That barcode corresponds to the unique ID code of the farmer selling the beans, and with it, Cargill has access to detailed information related to the farmer’s forest risks.

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    Cargill Global Scholars

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    The Cargill Global Scholars program provides financial support and leadership development opportunity to undergraduate students from around the world. Visit the .

    Cargill Cares Councils

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    Through more than 350 Cargill Cares Councils, our employees around the world contribute millions of dollars and lend more than 100,000 hours of their time and talent to volunteer activities that have a local impact.