It’s always encouraging to hear people of all walks of life talk about the challenge of feeding the world and the important role farmers play in meeting that challenge head-on. Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, David Lowe, farmer and Vice President of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, as well as Andre Lacey, Chair of the Indiana State Fair Commission, each touched on the importance of collaboration at many levels to help solve world hunger.
Many people from a variety of organizations need to be engaged in this work. The collective efforts of many are a crucial factor as we address world hunger.
Every day I’m reminded of the positive role farmers play in this challenge of global food security and visiting with our employees and farmers on the ground in Indiana brought that home again. Solutions have to be focused on the local farmer to truly drive sustainable, tangible benefits.
The EIU has launched the Food Security Index today. The index examines the core issues of food affordability, availability, access and quality across a set of 105 countries worldwide. Download the full index and analysis for free by registering here: http://www.eiu.com/public/thankyou_download.aspx?activity=download&campaignid=FoodSecurity2012
UPDATE: Thank you for joining us, the Food Security Index Livestream has finished. Please check back here for more highlights and follow the action throughout the day on Twitter by following @DuPont_News and using the #foodsecurity hashtag. If you missed the livestream, check out the launch of the Food Security Index video below.
On July 10th, DuPont hosted events around the world in the United States, Belgium, South Africa and Brazil to discuss the global, economic and security ramifications of a growing world population, its impact on food production and hunger, and how this new Index can be used to guide the development of food security solutions.