A Look Back at Some of Our Most Memorable Stories of 2015

  1. In a guest post titled “Thinking Differently on Food Security”, Jim Borel took the perspective that the solution to Food Security will not come from innovating within the agricultural space alone: it will come from across the entire food value chain.Borel stresses that innovation cannot just stay within western labs either – dispersion of ideas and technology is critical:

    “To generate the greatest impact, innovative approaches, information and technology, must be brought to the people and places who need it most.”

    The DuPont-sponsored Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, is one example of such a solution. The Index is a tool that helps facilitate dialogue and collaboration on where and how to pool resources for the greatest impact. Read more about the Index here.

  2. What do State Department leader Nancy Stetson, Futurist Sheryl Connelly of Ford Motor Company and Rikin Gandhi, CEO of Digital Green – or the ‘American Idol of Farmers’ as he puts it – have in common? All took part in a DuPont-sponsored Food Security Forum  at  Expo Milano 2015. From May through October, DuPont took advantage of a rare opportunity to convene leaders from the public and private sectors, NGOs, business and government officials for a series of events ranging from exploring innovations in packaging to a forum on how innovation in both rural and urban settings environments will impact food security, highlighting our  commitment to both innovation and true collaboration.
  3. This past August, members of the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation & Productivity sat down for a series of discussions on sustainable agriculture and the challenges it presents for farmers, both large and small.  See highlights here.
  4. Lastly, at DuPont, we know that the experts of today aren’t the only ones needed to help solve the challenges of food security.  We need to engage the experts of tomorrow.DuPont Pioneer’s University Project with the agricultural sector in Ukraine brings young people to the U.S. for in-depth training on seed production, sales and marketing, and research and development. It just one example of our investment in helping to equip a young people for a future in agriculture.  Read more about it here.
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