Lystra Antoine, global director, Sustainable Agriculture Development at DuPont, recently joined the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) Board of Directors. GHI is the first private-sector organization to undertake the challenge of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity to meet the needs of over nine billion people by 2050. GHI members include DuPont, John Deere, Monsanto and IBM. GHI believes the right policies can improve global food and nutrition security, accelerate productivity gains, and conserve natural resources.
Each year GHI releases its cornerstone Global Agricultural Productivity Report™ (GAP Report™), which measures the yearly progress agriculture is making to feed the world. GHI works closely with the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Farm Foundation to develop this report.
“We share a common commitment to increasing agricultural productivity in a way that is both sustainable and reduces hunger and poverty for millions of small scale farmers and producers along the value chain.” Antoine said. “Through collaboration, we contribute a unified voice to drive policy discussions forward. Involving the private sector helps mobilize new sources of insight and investments to improve agriculture as future demand is rising for food, fiber, feed and fuel.”
Antoine discusses her fascination with all things agriculture and economic development while providing keen perspectives on the biggest obstacles the world faces in meeting the needs of a growing population on the GHI blog. Click here to read the feature article.
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