Corteva Agriscience has donated more than $500,000 to support those in Türkiye affected by the devastating earthquake.
The company has so far provided more than $500,000 in emergency funding for humanitarian projects, including $300,000 for Global Giving, a non-profit US organisation which facilitates donations for grassroots charitable projects.
In addition, $100,000 was donated to the Global Foodbanking Network, helping to meet the immediate humanitarian needs related to food in the wake of the disaster, and $100,000 was used to provide water, food, tents, containers, portable toilets, gloves, blankets and other essentials to those in need.
Further donations came via an emergency response employee giving campaign, which has so far raised more than $40,000.
Haran Toksoz, Corteva Agriscience Türkiye Country Leader said: “This is a heartbreaking time for Türkiye, with thousands of people dead and millions displaced, homeless, and in need of critical food and other supplies. We are pleased to be able provide the much-needed support to those who need it during this difficult time. Our Turkish colleagues are also coordinating relief efforts for those affected and I can only commend their dedication and resilience. These are very difficult days for Türkiye and my thoughts and deepest condolences are with those who have lost their lives and homes in this horrific disaster.
“We are continuing to support our employees and their families in Türkiye, as well as providing humanitarian assistance to communities, growers and business partners in need. We stand alongside farmers in the impacted region and will continue to assist them for as long as is helpful.”