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Our Leadership Partners
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For over 60 years, CARE and Cargill have partnered with communities worldwide to address critical challenges – from delivering CARE Packages to World War II survivors to addressing inequity in agricultural communities. Since 2008, we reached more than 4.6 million people, 600,000 directly and four million indirectly, through 34 projects across 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Over the decades, our work tackled complex issues spanning smallholder agriculture, market access, women’s economic empowerment, nutrition, child labor, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Our latest phase of partnership, PROSPER II (2019-2022), built resilience across communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and economic crises. Through an integrated approach under CARE’S flagship She Feeds the World framework, PROSPER II led to increased access to farm resources, better household nutrition, reduced food insecurity, women’s empowerment, greater market access and economic opportunities for women and their families.

The partnership between our organizations has just been renewed and, together, we aim to build more resilient food systems and improve food security for 1.6 million people by 2025. Building on lessons learned from our partnership, Promoting a Sustainable and Food Secure World (PROSPER) III, a three-year (2022-2025) $14.1 million program that will continue to align with SFtW and CARE’s Right to Food, Water, & Nutrition strategy, with a greater emphasis on three areas of change:

  1. Access to inclusive markets
  2. Access to productive resources and women’s agency
  3. Strategic partnerships and advocacy

Together, we believe that equitable and sustainable food systems are possible, but only if we build more inclusive systems that provide access to the resources needed to achieve long-lasting impact.

CARE and Cargill work together across the globe

When you invest in a woman, you're investing in her whole family. We find that when you invest in a woman, particularly in a low-income country, overall yields and incomes in the community increase.

Michelle Grogg

Additional resources

Decade of Impact in Cocoa Communities: More Than Ten Years of the CARE-Cargill Partnership

This report highlights the achievements and evidence-based evolution of CARE and Cargill’s more than decade long partnership in cocoa growing communities. It demonstrates the success of the partnership’s program model, sharing impact stories across nine programs implemented since 2008.

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Building Transformational Partnerships - The Case of Cargill and CARE

Cargill and CARE's 50-year partnership offers insights and lessons for anyone looking to build an effective and long-term partnership. In this Briefing Paper, we set out success factors across five pillars that others wishing to create or sustain their corporate-NGO partnerships can adapt.

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CARE-Cargill Central America 10-Year Partnership Brief

This brief provides a ten-year partnership overview between CARE and Cargill which aims to improve the livelihood and wellbeing of smallholder farmers and women micro-entrepreneurs.

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A Decade of Impact: CARE-Cargill Partnership

This report takes a retrospective look at CARE and Cargill’s work over the last decade to establish the partnership’s progress and to understand where, how, and to what extent it has achieved sustainable impact, drawing on nine final evaluations, CARE’s Program Initiatives and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS), and 19 program reports between 2008 and 2018.

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Press releases

Press Releases

CARE and Cargill report highlights a decade of making positive impact in West Africa cocoa growing communities

(February 17, 2021) – Today, CARE and Cargill released a report titled “A Decade of Impact in Cocoa Communities: More than Ten Years of the CARE-Cargill Partnership” Read More

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Press Releases

Cargill and CARE work together to close the gender gap in agriculture

WAYZATA, MN (September 18, 2019) - Cargill and CARE are building on the successes and learnings of their Rural Development Initiative to increase food and nutrition security as well as climate change resilience around the world. Through a new program, She Feeds the World, Cargill and CARE will provide 2 million people with education, resources, and more. Read More

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CARE and Cargill renew partnership to combat food insecurity globally

CARE and Cargill’s partnership of more than fifty years is a testament to the values we share. Over the past eight years, this partnership has helped improve the lives of more than 300,000 people around the world. With Cargill’s support, CARE engages communities to promote food and nutrition security and climate change resilience while advance Read More

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Press Releases

Cargill and CARE renew effort to fight hunger, improve incomes among smallholder farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 24, 2013) - Cargill and CARE today announced the renewal of a global partnership that is helping farmers and their families in developing countries increase their productivity and incomes, improve food security in their communities and better educate their children. Read More

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CARE, Cargill renew partnership to support women in agriculture during worsening global hunger crisis

Cargill and CARE embark on the next chapter, with Cargill pledging $14 million over the next three years.

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