Lystra Antoine, DuPont Pioneer director for agriculture development, addressed the inaugural session of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 conference, “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” May 15-17, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“We must scale up successful efforts, publish success stories, and replicate our efforts until no one is left behind and food and nutritional security is achieved, especially for the vulnerable – our women, children and youth.” Lystra Antoine
DuPont Pioneer was a sponsor of the IFPRI conference. More information at http://www.2020resilience.ifpri.info
World Forum furthers critical food security collaborations with businesses, NGOs, academics and students — the next generation of agribusiness innovators — from around the globe.
During 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.
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: http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?ytid=DDL0s4-oqNA.
Recently, Borel participated in the World Economic Forum on Africa, joining a panel discussion, New Solutions: Growing Jobs from the Ground Up.