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World Forum 2014 Focuses on Food Security in Africa

Yesterday, Pamela Chitenhe, DuPont Pioneer regional director, Africa, delivered her keynote at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa World Forum. DuPont was a premiere sponsor of the Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, which attracted over 300 registrants from academia, business and industry, as well as NGOs and students from around the globe.

“There is an unprecedented need for talented and highly skilled individuals with the desire to make a global impact. The need to recruit young people as farmers, agronomists, scientists and ag entrepreneurs is linked directly to Africa’s food security and long term development,” Chitenhe said.

At the Forum, representatives from the Economist Intelligence Unit hosted a workshop featuring the Global Food Security Index, commissioned by DuPont. This interactive session gave participants a first-hand look at the Index and uncovered possibilities for putting the Index to work in research and coursework, decision making and planning.

Carlman Moyo,  commercial director, Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Region DuPont Nutrition & Health, and Government  Affairs and Agriculture Development director for DuPont Pioneer Africa, had the opportunity to speak with CNBC about DuPont’s commitment to ensuring food security and safety around the world. Thad Simons, IFAMA Board President, was also interviewed.

By the Numbers — Sustainable Food Summit in Turkey

DuPont Turkey recently hosted a Sustainable Agriculture and Food Summit in Instanbul. This meeting corresponded with the launch of the 2014 Global Food Security Index.

The Index is the first to examine food security comprehensively across the three internationally established dimensions – affordability, availability, and quality and safety. Moreover, the study looks beyond hunger to the underlying factors affecting food insecurity.

The infographic below shows a selection of Turkey’s scores. Look online to learn more and explore all 109 countries included in the Index, and download the model for the most robust data.

Webinar: Developments in Food Security for Australia, Asian Trading Partners

CoverOnly_EIU_GFSI 2014 reportDuPont Australia will host a special webinar to outline changes in the recent update of the Global Food Security Index. This webinar comes on the heels of the food security forum in Canberra earlier this year.

DuPont and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released the 2014 Global Food Security Index, a tool that measures 109 countries against 28 food security indicators that monitor the ongoing impact of agriculture investments, collaborations and policies around the world.

On Thursday, June 12 at 2pm (Australia time, 12 a.m. US EST) , a webinar presented by John Ferguson, senior economist with the EIU, will outline changes and developments in Australian food security and that of its key trading partners in Asia Pacific.

To participate, please register online,

Participation is by registration only. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that all audio will be via your computer. There is no dial number.

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