Climate change has a significant impact on the future of food security. In Jo Luck’s commentary entitled “Ending World Hunger Will Require Compromise,” found online in Arkansas Business, she discusses the many implications of climate change, evaluates potential solutions and sets priorities to address food and nutrition security. She believes that improving infrastructure and storage facilities, opening trade environments, identifying non-technological solutions, and scientific innovations for food production are necessary steps to catalyze change in advancing food security.
In the commentary posted earlier this summer, Jo Luck stresses that rich, transparent discussions with global leaders will surface the true answer to solving problems related to food security. When a group of experts and smart thinkers with their own diverse backgrounds and perspectives come together, solutions happen.
To read Jo Luck’s commentary that shares this perspective on food security, click here.
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.
To learn more about GHI, visit http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/.
As a part of our commitment to food and nutrition security, DuPont commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to develop a comprehensive measurement tool that addresses the need for specific metrics to illustrate what food security looks like at the local level – country by country and globally.
Since its launch in 2012, the Global Food Security Index has been updated annually, allowing for year-over-year comparisons. Our hope is that the comprehensive and unique information available in this tool will help inform decision making that leads to sustainable solutions. Visit the website to download the model and start your inquiry now.