DuPont’s Commitment to Food Security in Africa

Malnutrition is a significant threat to children around the world who do not have proper access to nutritious food.  In fact, the World Health Organization claims that malnutrition is the world’s greatest threat to public health.  This condition starves the body’s ability to repair itself and greatly increases the risk of infection and disease.  According to a report by UNICEF, almost 20 million children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition, which accounts for over one million deaths in children each year.  To address this major global crisis, DuPont is working with UNICEF to feed malnourished children in countries like Sudan with “Ready-to-Eat Therapeutic Food”.  This high-protein peanut-based paste does not require water and is delivered in a ready-to-use packet.  Made with DuPont emulsifier technology that prevents oiling to provide a longer product shelf life, UNICEF has delivered ready-to-use food to hundreds of thousands of children in Sudan and other countries around the world.


To find out more about DuPont’s commitments to food security in the African continent as well as around the world, take a look at the Infographic below or by visiting this web page.


2 thoughts on “DuPont’s Commitment to Food Security in Africa

  1. Hi Trevor Thank you very much for your interest, it's great to see that our mini-docs interest stakeholders in South Africa too. We have a distributor in Cape Town that can assist with the DuPont™ Surlyn® packaging solution, and we can even look at packaging various nutritional supplements into these “mixpacks” depending on your requirements. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to visit the link below to contact us. Thanks again!
  2. Good afternoon, I am a member of a Rotary Club in Benoni, South Africa, and am involved in a number of community service projects helping to provide education to young children in squatter townships in and around our town. Part of our assistance is the provision of meals to the children in these small schools, mainly crèches and pre-schools. I have recently viewed a DuPont television infomercial about the provision of your milk "mixpack" product to communities in drought-stricken areas of Mexico, and would like to know if this,and any other like products are available in South Africa, which we Rotarians could provide to poor children. Regards, Trevor Scott

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