Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Corteva Agriscience Announces India Winner Of Climate Positive Leaders Program

* The program aims to acknowledge the role of sustainable agricultural practices and recognizes farmers that successfully advocate and embrace eco-friendly practices

Corteva Agriscience, a global pioneer in agricultural solutions, announced the India winner for its Climate Positive Leaders Program. The recipients are early adopter producers who are successfully implementing, scaling, and sharing climate positive practices. Ravichandran Vanchinatha Iyer, an accomplished Indian farmer from Tamil Nadu, India is the recipient of this recognition.

In its first year in India, the program aims to honor the farmers who have made a measurable impact in advancing climate positive agriculture and share their stories for the benefit of farmers and all food system stakeholders around the world. In the face of mounting concerns over climate change and the imperative for sustainable solutions, Corteva remains at the forefront of advocating and facilitating innovative practices that bridge agricultural productivity with environmental conservation.

Ravichandran farms in southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, where he produces crops like rice, cotton, pulses and sugarcane. Leveraging the guidance of agriculture scientists, public and private research institutes, universities, private-sector researchers, and fellow farmers, he has focused much of his efforts on growing eco-friendly rice through better irrigation management. By adopting good agronomic practices with more emphasis on drip irrigation methods, improved use of fertilizers, intercropping, and strategic selection of rice varietals, he has demonstrated a 50 percent reduction in water consumption, as well as reducing methane emissions and lessening his carbon footprint. Furthermore, he employs a zero-plastic waste/zero pollution strategy in his farming approach. He converts vegetative waste into mulch, enriching the soil with organic carbon and reducing urea use.

Ravichandran's efforts embody the core values of Corteva, which prioritize sustainable agriculture. His achievements stand as a testament to the idea that sustainability can be achieved without compromising profitability or productivity.  Ravichandran will receive a lifetime membership to the Global Farmer Network (GFN), in addition to training and in-person participation in the Global Farmer Roundtable.  

Corteva's dedication to fostering sustainable agricultural solutions finds its embodiment in farmers like Ravichandran, whose tireless efforts ignite transformation, foster resilience, and pave the way for a greener, more sustainable future. To learn more about the Climate Positive Leaders Program and discover the stories of other inspiring leaders, please visit.


About Corteva   

Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. More information can be found at?www.corteva.com. 

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