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Global Development Expert, Lystra Antoine of DuPont, Joins Global Harvest Initiative Board

Lystra Antoine, global director, Sustainable Agriculture Development at DuPont, recently joined the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) Board of Directors. GHI is the first private-sector organization to undertake the challenge of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity to meet the needs of over nine billion people by 2050. GHI members include DuPont, John Deere, Monsanto and IBM. GHI believes the right policies can improve global food and nutrition security, accelerate productivity gains, and conserve natural resources.

Each year GHI releases its cornerstone Global Agricultural Productivity Report™ (GAP Report™), which measures the yearly progress agriculture is making to feed the world. GHI works closely with the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Farm Foundation to develop this report.

“We share a common commitment to increasing agricultural productivity in a way that is both sustainable and reduces hunger and poverty for millions of small scale farmers and producers along the value chain.” Antoine said. “Through collaboration, we contribute a unified voice to drive policy discussions forward. Involving the private sector helps mobilize new sources of insight and investments to improve agriculture as future demand is rising for food, fiber, feed and fuel.”

Antoine discusses her fascination with all things agriculture and economic development while providing keen perspectives on the biggest obstacles the world faces in meeting the needs of a growing population on the GHI blog. Click here to read the feature article.

To learn more about GHI, visit http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/.

Food security discussed at the Indiana State Fair

Jim Borel, DuPont executive vice president, took the stage at the DuPont Food Pavilion earlier today at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Borel’s address focused on food security and farming.

Jim_onstage_2014_02“Thank you to Indiana farmers,” said Borel. “Thank you for helping us address food security at all levels here in Indiana and around the world.”

Borel continued, “I feel optimistic because of the energy and passion young people bring to agriculture.”

DuPont has set sizable goals to help end world hunger and ensure food security that are achievable by 2020. Learn more about the goals online.

Sustainable Food Security Solutions – the Global Food Security Index

GFSI RefreshAs a part of our commitment to food and nutrition security, DuPont commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to develop a comprehensive measurement tool that addresses the need for specific metrics to illustrate what food security looks like at the local level – country by country and globally.

Since its launch in 2012, the Global Food Security Index has been updated annually, allowing for year-over-year comparisons. Our hope is that the comprehensive and unique information available in this tool will help inform decision making that leads to sustainable solutions. Visit the website to download the model and start your inquiry now.

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