Thriving Communities

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Supporting the communities we work in.

With 3,500 farmer partners around the world, and nearly all of our facilities located in rural areas, we’re often the largest employer and an integral part of many communities. We are proud of the role we play in helping to create sustainable livelihoods for farmers and their families and contribute to an inclusive local economy, supported by local development programs, donations and volunteering. 

As a business, we’re committed to contributing to the competitiveness and resilience of these communities, now and for generations to come.

Key 2022 Highlights.

Thriving Communities Spotlight...

McCain in Action.

Our teams around the world are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. During 2022 our teams globally collectively completed 6,432 hours of volunteering.

We are committed to continuing these efforts through 2023 and beyond.

Our Flagship Community Development Programs.

Our flagship community programs are our largest long-standing partnerships. In 2022, all four programs – Campo Vivo in Colombia, Sembrando Futuro in Argentina, and Shakti and Utthan, both in India – successfully navigated the impact of COVID-19 and maintained momentum. 

Campo Vivo.

Campo Vivo is a social business in Colombia committed to alleviating rural poverty and improving quality of life for smallholder farmers through technical assistance, commercial support and training.

Project Shakti.

Project Shakti near our Mehsana plant in India, drives social change and improves the livelihoods of women through entrepreneurship, skills development and knowledge transfer.

Project Utthan.

A collaboration between McCain India and the BAIF Development Research Foundation, the program aims to improve agriculture production, soil and water conservation and overall quality of life for small-scale farmers and their families.

Sembrando Futuro.

Supporting young people from low-income families in the communities near our Balcarce plant in Argentina, it provides skills, training and professional guidance.

Our Thriving Communities Commitments.

Read more
in our
Sustainability Report.

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