Improving Lives

Solving Challenges Globally

From a global perspective, Monsanto believes agriculture has an important role to play in addressing some of the greatest challenges facing our world today: reducing our environmental footprint, improving nutrition, and offering healthy and safe food to communities across the planet in a way that is sustainable for Earth and viable for farmers.

Company-wide, Monsanto is committed to helping farmers and their families in resource-poor areas access the technology and tools they need to break out of poverty and increase their prosperity. Read More

Improving Lives Locally

Monsanto Hawaii is deeply committed to the local communities where we operate. We strive to make our island home a better place in a myriad of ways, including helping students, teachers, farmers, community groups and non-profits to succeed through partnership programs, education, training and philanthropic support.

  • Support for Education.  Each year, Monsanto and its philanthropic arm, the Monsanto Fund, support Hawaii’s students and schools through scholarships, grants for STEM education and internships for future agronomists, biologists, plant breeders and other agricultural experts.
  • Support for Community. Over the last several years, Monsanto Hawaii and its employees have contributed more than $300,000 to various community organizations and over 7,000 volunteer hours annually for various causes including health & human services, disaster relief, historic preservation, education and environmental protection.
  • The Honouliuli Internment Camp is an important, multi-year initiative in which Monsanto Hawaii has been collaborating with community partners, including the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and the National Park Service, to preserve and dedicate this historic WWII confinement site in Kunia. In February 2015, after more than 7 years of working collaboratively with our community partners, President Barack Obama signed Proclamation 9234, officially establishing the Honouliuli National Monument under the National Park Service (NPS) on land donated by Monsanto Hawaii. Read more about this tremendous community effort here
  • Support for the Environment. Monsanto’s efforts to protect the environment begin right on our farms. Read about how we’ve reduced water usage in Hawaii by 50 million gallons per year, how our Maui farm uses reclaimed water for 100% of its irrigation and non-drinking water needs, and how our Kunia building achieved the LEED Silver Certification for green building.

To read more about our community efforts in Hawaii, click on Community.