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McCain, DuPont empower Gujarat Potato Farmers

transferring knowledge (Courtesy McCain Foods)
September 2, 2014
McCain Foods and DuPont India are collaborating to implement the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Farm Assurer Certification Program with McCain contract farmers. The program is designed to equip farmers to follow GAP in order to ensure food, worker and environmental safety in growing potatoes sustainably while enhancing harvest quality and marketability.

"This is an innovative platform to empower McCain contract farmers. By encouraging farmers to follow good practices in agronomy and integrated pest management, the program enables sustainable production of potatoes — a win-win for farmers, stakeholders, environment and the community," said Abinash Gupta, agro-director, McCain Foods India, at the occasion recognizing 50 growers who participated in this progressive program.

"It was hard work to follow the good way but I realized this is helping me grow more potatoes with better quality, and my workers are happy," said potato grower Desai Kanubhai Narsinhbhai from Vasai village, in Sabarkantha district.

Ram K Mudholkar, business director, DuPont Crop Protection, South Asia, said, "DuPont is determined to help growers realize their full potential to feed our world sustainably. We are happy to see our collaboration with McCain Foods and potato farmers contributing to improved food crops and farming operations worldwide."
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DuPont is a diverse company with a wide range of activities, including activities in agriculture and food.
McCain has been engaged in agriculture R&D and in development of frozen food market in India since 1998. McCain Foods (India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited in Canada.