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Scaling up in Agriculture, Rural Development and Nutrition

In our agricultural work our ability to build on success in one region and apply it elsewhere helps us ensure a reliable supply of raw materials that meet cost and quality standards. This ability to scale is important when we expand to new markets and create new products that need a sustainable agricultural supply chain to provide raw material ingredients. Read more

NYAS Nutrition Science Event

Last Thursday and Friday, the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science held an event, Global Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Training Future Practitioners, Empowering Future Leaders, at the New York Academy of Sciences. PepsiCo associates in Global Health and Agriculture Policy, Nutrition, and Advanced Research attend the event; Derek Yach, SVP of Global Health and Agriculture Policy, gave a talk titled 21st century pressures to feed the world sustainably demand new approaches to, and increased investments in, human and institutional nutrition capacity. Read more

Chickpea Growing Techniques

We are experimenting with several new irrigation techniques that will help expand the seasons that chickpeas can be grown in Ethiopia as a way to increase yields by planting more times during the year. Read more

Meet the Farmers Behind Omega Farms

Throughout Ethiopia, approximately three million small-scale farmers without access to many modern production methods account for more than 80 percent of total production of oilseeds and pulses crops. Read more

Chickpeas in the Ethiopean Market

Chickpeas are a major pulse crop in Ethiopia, and are important for both the domestic and export market. Read more

Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research Seeds

See the difference here between a chickpea that come for the local seed, and a larger chickpea that comes from a new seed introduced by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research. Read more

Pilot Phase of Enterprise EthioPEA

We are in pilot phase now and are testing a variety of methods – irrigation, fertilizer, seed spacing, seed variety – to see what combination provides best yield for farmers. Later in 2012, another crop will be planted, based on these new learnings. Read more

PepsiCo at Davos

I’m with several of my PepsiCo colleagues at wintry Davos this week where the forum’s founder says he has never seen so much snow here in the event’s 42 years. Many conversations are predictably about the economic troubles in Europe and the influence of Asia – but my colleagues and I are particularly engaged in agriculture discussions this year. Read more