Global Harvest Initiative Welcomes The Mosaic Company to Membership

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Global Harvest Initiative Welcomes The Mosaic Company to Membership
Global leader in crop nutrition to contribute its nutrient stewardship and sustainable production expertise to GHI’s private sector policy voice

 Washington, D.C.-April 23, 2015 – The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today welcomed its latest member company to its private sector policy voice advocating for collaborative solutions to sustainably meet the agriculture demands of a growing world.

The Mosaic Company joins the ranks of GHI’s member companies Accenture, DuPont Pioneer, Elanco Animal Health, John Deere, and the Monsanto Company in their mission to promote a policy environment that will enable the doubling of agricultural productivity for food, feed, fuel, and fiber by 2050.

“We believe this partnership with Mosaic will greatly advance our understanding of the stewardship of nutrients for productivity, precision agriculture and application, as well as water quality and conservation in the U.S. and around the world,” said Dr. Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of GHI.

As one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, The Mosaic Company delivers value from mine to market by mining mineral resources, producing high-quality fertilizers and feeds, and marketing and delivering products in key agricultural markets around the world.

“GHI and The Mosaic Company share a vision for sustainably feeding the world in 2050 and beyond,” said Ben Pratt, Vice President – Corporate Public Affairs. “Our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs, and we are excited to join these world-class companies in encouraging the adoption of policies that support agricultural production and sustainability.  To succeed, the policies we support must help farmers rise to the food security challenge before us all.”

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The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) is a private-sector voice for productivity growth throughout the agricultural value chain to sustainably meet the demands of a growing world. Since its establishment in 2009, GHI has focused on the importance of agricultural productivity for global food security.  GHI has signature Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) is an annual benchmark of the global rate of agricultural productivity. GHI’s growing membership includes Accenture, DuPont Pioneer, Elanco Animal Health, John Deere, Monsanto and The Mosaic Company.