Jim Borel, DuPont executive vice president, took the stage at the DuPont Food Pavilion earlier today at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Borel’s address focused on food security and farming.
“Thank you to Indiana farmers,” said Borel. “Thank you for helping us address food security at all levels here in Indiana and around the world.”
Borel continued, “I feel optimistic because of the energy and passion young people bring to agriculture.”
DuPont has set sizable goals to help end world hunger and ensure food security that are achievable by 2020. Learn more about the goals online.
World Forum furthers critical food security collaborations with businesses, NGOs, academics and students — the next generation of agribusiness innovators — from around the globe.
During the week of June 15, 2014, over 500 students, academic, government and business leaders are expected to gather at in Cape Town, South Africa for the World Food and Agribusiness Forum in South Africa. Responding to Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness surge, the Forum will address the region’s enormous growth potential, which requires that the agribusiness industry also expand. The Forum will be jointly presented by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).
Thad Simons, President of IFAMA, comments: “People feed the world and, as agribusiness leaders, it is our responsibility to develop future generations of talent passionate about creating and implementing solutions that will ensure we can overcome the food security challenges in Africa and beyond. We believe that partnerships made through the World Forum – between academics, government and the private sector – are foundational to success. Today we are delighted to announce DuPont as a premier supporter of the World Forum.”
The overarching framework for the Forum is People Feed the World, a view that aligns closely with DuPont’s commitment to food and nutrition security. Jim Borel, DuPont executive vice president, says, “Our sponsorship of the IFAMA World Forum provides an opportunity to collaborate with other leaders in the agriculture industry and with students — a truly unique setting.”
This is the second year DuPont has been a premiere sponsor of IFAMA. Learn more about the Forum online and watch for updates about related activities.
Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs is the theme of the 24th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, taking place May 7 – 9, in Abuja, Nigeria.
Jim Borel, DuPont Executive Vice President, will participate in the WEF panel, New Solutions: Growing Jobs from the Ground Up, to share insights on the DuPont approach to innovative solutions in agriculture.
Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 – 10:15 am (WAT)
Follow the link to watch the live video stream: http://www.weforum.org/videos/new-solutions-growing-jobs-agriculture
Engage with the World Economic Forum on Africa. Follow the sessions, find out what participants are talking about and join in the conversation using the official Twitter hashtag #wefafrica.