DuPont to Advance Agricultural Research and Technological Innovation in Africa

We are partnering to bring innovation to the African seed industry and improved product choices to farmers.

DuPont Pioneer has acquired majority ownership in Pannar, a South Africa-based seed company with operations throughout Africa and in other parts of the world.

With 86 million acres (35 million hectares) available for maize production, Africa represents a significant opportunity for improved productivity. Average grain yields are less than 2 tons per hectare, about one-third of what is achieved in other developing regions and only one-fifth of yields in developed countries.

Some benefits of the partnership include a new technology hub in South Africa, a unified research strategy, better knowledge-exchange with local farmers, and improved productivity.

Read more about the acquisition.

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