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2014 Agribusiness and World Food Forum in Cape Town

World Forum furthers critical food security collaborations with businesses, NGOs, academics and students — the next generation of agribusiness innovators — from around the globe.

IFAMA_25_starsDuring the week of June 15, 2014, over 500 students, academic, government and business leaders are expected to gather at in Cape Town, South Africa for the World Food and Agribusiness Forum in South Africa. Responding to Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness surge, the Forum will address the region’s enormous growth potential, which requires that the agribusiness industry also expand. The Forum will be jointly presented by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).

Thad Simons, President of IFAMA, comments: “People feed the world and, as agribusiness leaders, it is our responsibility to develop future generations of talent passionate about creating and implementing solutions that will ensure we can overcome the food security challenges in Africa and beyond. We believe that partnerships made through the World Forum – between academics, government and the private sector – are foundational to success.  Today we are delighted to announce DuPont as a premier supporter of the World Forum.”

The overarching framework for the Forum is People Feed the World, a view that aligns closely with DuPont’s commitment to food and nutrition security. Jim Borel, DuPont executive vice president, says, “Our sponsorship of the IFAMA World Forum provides an opportunity to collaborate with other leaders in the agriculture industry and with students — a truly unique setting.”

This is the second year DuPont has been a premiere sponsor of IFAMA. Learn more about the Forum online and watch for updates about related activities.

Addressing Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, a CNBC Africa Interview

CNBC Africa posted online a portion of a May 5, 2014, interview with Jim Borel, DuPont executive vice president. Borel answered questions about the company’s efforts to promote food security and agricultural development on the continent.

“Food security is now on the top of mind and the real focus of a lot of discussions in a lot of very important places. Instead of being an afterthought, it’s now getting a lot of attention and that’s good because that brings people into the dialogue – it gets the ideas on the table.” Jim Borel, DuPont.

Or watch the interview online:

Recently, Borel participated in the World Economic Forum on Africa, joining a panel discussion, New Solutions: Growing Jobs from the Ground Up.


World Economic Forum, Live

Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs is the theme of the 24th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, taking place May 7 – 9, in Abuja, Nigeria.

Jim Borel, DuPont Executive Vice President, will participate in the WEF panel, New Solutions: Growing Jobs from the Ground Up, to share insights on the DuPont approach to innovative solutions in agriculture.

Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 – 10:15 am (WAT)

Follow the link to watch the live video stream:

Engage with  the World Economic Forum on Africa. Follow the sessions, find out what participants are talking about and join in the conversation using the official Twitter hashtag #wefafrica.

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