Corteva Agriscience: Relentless innovation, bold leadership

In tackling the problems that affect the lives and the livelihoods of millions of people, there is no room for mediocrity and no time to be timid.

Planet-threatening challenges such as radical climate change and declining natural resources and global food insecurity call for relentless innovation and bold leadership.

Farmers are hard-pressed to meet the challenge of providing nutritious food for a rapidly growing population constantly demanding healthier food.

Growers will have to substantially increase both the quantity and quality of their yields in the coming decades. However, environmental constraints threaten their ability to do so.

Collaborating with stakeholders and local partners to build capacity in several African countries, Corteva Agriscience™ is identifying and implementing new technology and smarter agronomic practices for sustainable and productive climate-smart agricultural systems.

The company is committed to work across the global agricultural value chain to create more efficient food systems with leading positions in seed technology, crop protection and digital agriculture.

A combination of strong science, technology and agricultural knowledge backed by elite germplasm and breeding capabilities in trait characterisation and development make Corteva a leader in breeding.

Our integrated field sciences team works with the regulatory and breeding teams in field trials on the biology and registration data for the development and commercialisation of crop protection products, seed treatments and agronomic traits for the management of insects and nematodes, diseases and weeds.

Corteva Agriscience’s world-class research and development organisation includes local and global scientists who develop useful tools to accelerate the discovery and delivery of new products across multiple crops for farmers.

Research efforts support breeding programmes for all crops, including maize, sunflower, grain sorghum, forage sorghum, wheat, dry beans and soya beans. Local capability includes:

  • State-of-the-art testing infrastructure and labs;
  • Controlled environments and automated greenhouses, including the drought research facility and the Africa Technology Hub and Insectary in Delmas;
  • World-class genomics and sequencing facilities;
  • Fully developed, advanced phenotyping through drones and satellite images, and much more.

We need farms that can do things this season they couldn’t do last season. We need to answer a global demand for more food, especially for protein.

And we need collaborations, within agriculture and beyond it, to figure out how we can better serve growers and consumers.

Corteva is committed to enriching the lives of those who produce and those who consume.

Through partnerships, we are already increasing access to technologies and improving agronomic practices to enrich lives of smallholder and commercial farmers, as well as growing our business in emerging economies.

If we work together, we can ensure that our global food systems provide enough food for everyone.

Relentless innovation and bold leadership are absolutely essential, and Corteva Agriscience™ is fully committed to this cause.