Sustainability in Food

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A Science to Feeding the World

The consequences of hunger and malnutrition are so devastating, so multi-faceted, that no one country, let alone one company, has all the answers. That is why we are committed to working with others – through collaborations with NGOs, governments, academia and others in the industry – and by working locally with farmers from Kenya to Mexico to the Ukraine to address their unique challenges.

DuPont is setting sizeable goals to help end world hunger and ensure food security that are achievable by the end of 2020.

Innovating to feed the world. We will commit $10 billion to R&D and 4,000 new products to be introduced by the end of 2020. The work will center on producing more food; enhancing nutrition and food and agriculture sustainability; boosting food availability and shelf life; and reducing waste.

Engaging and educating youth. By the end of 2020, we will facilitate 2 million engagements with young people around the world to transmit that knowledge.

Improving rural communities. We will work to improve the livelihoods of at least 3 million farmers and their rural communities through target collaborations and investments that strengthen agricultural systems and make food more available, nutritious and culturally appropriate. This in addition to the work already being done to enhance the lives of hundreds of millions of famers through DuPont’s normal business practices.

Through these goals, DuPont will be accountable for providing innovative, science-based solutions to one of the world’s most critical challenges.

DuPont is doing its part to help end world hunger. We call on industry, NGOs, political leaders, and academia to act now by making their own commitments.

The challenges to world hunger are so formidable that we will succeed only by working together.

Read our position paper to learn more and view the impact of our work across the globe in the videos below and the press release announcing the goals.


DuPont Food Science Uses Local Food Sources to Help Fight Malnutrition

Crop Protection In Indonesia

DuPont and AquaChile Develop Sustainable Fish Stocks

DuPont Global Collaboratory: We're Solving The World's Greatest Challenges Together

DuPont Helps Farmers Increase Higher Quality Crop Yields

Position Paper