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This Week’s Highlights in Food Security

Take a look at what we are reading this week in food security:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director General José Graziano da Silva announced this week that the private sector is essential to addressing food security.

The World Food Programme (WFP) published an update to their October 2012 Global Food Security Report, outlining important challenges and trends in food security.

Reliefweb.net reports that on average, women comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries. “Empowering women farmers improves food security for all.”

 

An English Perspective on Agriculture in Iowa

On November 7, food security expert and Professor at Imperial College, Sir Gordon Conway, wrote an article featured on the Huffington Post about his travels to an Iowan farm.  Despite drought and challenges posed by climate change, farmers in Iowa are using adaptive farming methods and DuPont Pioneer seeds for future success.

 

Read Sir Gordon Conway’s article here.

Enhancement to EIU’s Global Food Security Index Captures Shifts in Food Prices

On October 17, DuPont announced a new feature to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Food Security Index, the Price Adjustment Factor.  The new tool captures the food-security-related impact of changing food prices and income growth on a quarterly basis. According to the EIU, the new tool did reveal a slight decline in food security globally.  Watch the video below to hear what our panel discussion made up of former President of Heifer International Jo Luck, Pedro Sanchez, the Director at the Tropical Agriculture & the Rural Environment Program at The Earth Institute from Columbia University, Executive Vice President of DuPont, Jim Borel, and Leo Abruzzese, the Director of Global Forecasting at the EIU had to say about the new feature.  

 

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