Come visit DuPont at the 23rd annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Forum & Symposium (IFAMA) event in Atanta, GA.
On Wednesday, June 19th, tune into: “Achieving Food Security” a keynote address by Jim Borel, Executive Vice President, DuPont. This event will be live-streamed at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Also on June 19th attend:
Global Food Security Index Workshop
Led by the Economist Intelligence Unit
2:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 19
The Economist Intelligence Unit will conduct an interactive workshop to explore the Global Food Security Index (http://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/), a unique tool sponsored by DuPont, that considers the underlying drivers of food security in 105 countries worldwide. Leo Abruzzese, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s editorial director, will present an overview of the Global Food Security Index model and demonstrate to participants ways in which the model can be used in their own work and research. Conference registration required to attend.
Partnerships & Priorities: Transforming the Global Food Security Agenda
With the pressing environmental and demographic challenges facing a hungry world, we have seen a growing push toward international collaboration between institutions, disciplines, public and private sectors and countries. The 2012 Borlaug Dialogue will highlight the role of partnerships and their importance in confronting hunger challenges by driving forward cutting edge research and application at the intersection of science, education and enterprise.
The “Partnerships and Priorities” theme will ask several critical questions:
- What are some of the lessons learned from past partnerships?
- Where do we want to be and how do we best leverage partnerships to get there?
- How is the traditional food security agenda being transformed with new models of collaboration around the world?
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, this three-day dialogue will address the questions above. For the full agenda, schedule of events and a list of speakers, please click here.
The Iowa Hunger Summit seeks to gather leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and other individuals and groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger.
This event is held annually and includes the official World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony as well as a Borlaug dialogue international symposium bringing increased awareness and attention to the issues of global food security, agriculture and science. Learn More.
Join DuPont, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and special guest speakers for the unveiling of a new tool to assess the impact of food price shocks at the nation level. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, an expert panel will discuss the findings of the Price Adjustment Factor, an interactive tool that presents a new level of insight into the potential impact of food price fluctuations on the ability to address food security at the local level. Commissioned by DuPont and created by the EIU, the Price Adjustment Factor of the Global Food Security Index captures the impact of changing food prices and other macroeconomic considerations over time in 105 countries, on a country by country basis.
Please join the forum via teleconference on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CDT. Use this information below to access the call.
- Toll free number for callers within the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico: (877) 941-8269
- Conference ID: 4570696
- If your country is not listed in the grid below, please use the U.S. caller paid number: (480) 629-9799.
Food Ingredients India 2012 brings together thousands of food and beverage suppliers and manufacturers. The conference will highlight industry developments, innovations and critical issues, featuring speakers from leading manufacturers, ingredients suppliers and research organizations. Learn more.
The largest international food additives and ingredients industry show in Asia, Food Ingredients China will have over 1,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries. Learn More.
The enthusiasm of generations to come will fuel the collaborations and innovations that will increase global food security, according to DuPont business president Paul Schickler in his remarks at the 2013 Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium this morning.
Schickler’s quick-hitting presentation challenged the leaders in the room – young and old – to listen to the issues outlined at the Symposium and make a personal commitment to take action.
Student delegates at this year’s meeting expressed their commitment to feed a growing world in a video that premiered prior to Schickler’s talk.
Read more in our press release.
On Sept. 26th 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Food Security Index was launched in India. Jim Borel, Executive Vice President at DuPont, Rajeev Vaidya, President of South Asia, DuPont and Pratibha Thaker, Regional Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), led the launch discussions in New Delhi with 150 people from government, public policy think tanks, food and agriculture industry, academia and media. The featured guest panel member was Professor Abhijit Sen, member of the Planning Commission, Government of India, who discussed the latest findings from the Index and provided additional insights about regional issues.
The EIU Global Food Security Index, commissioned by DuPont, is the first-of-its–kind, dynamic scoring tool which examines food security comprehensively across three internationally established dimensions of food security: availability, affordability and quality/safety. During the launch event, Rajeev Vaidya stated that the index was created to promote “a common language for the public discourse on food security as well as [to] generate local insights and collaboration across the food value chain.”
The GFSI ranks India in the “moderate” category of 66th among 105 countries, citing its high political stability as the primary driver of its first place rank in food availability within South Asia. While the country is a regional leader in food affordability, the EIU’s analysis indicates that the nation’s lack of a diverse diet and low protein quality constrain India’s score in food quality and safety. With India expected to be the most populous country in the world by 2025, ensuring that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere is one of the most critical challenges that the country faces. DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Borel summed up the event stating, “solutions must be local… It will take all of us working collaboratively to ensure that every person has enough nutritious food to eat.”
What is the relationship between climate change and food availability? Marc Gunther, moderator of the Global Food Security Index launch in Washington, DC and contributing editor at Fortune magazine, wrote a blog post that focused on the effects of extreme weather on food security. Droughts, wildfires and hurricanes have direct impact on the supply and cost of food. Are we mitigating climate change or are we adapting to global warming? Read about Gunther’s take on his blog: http://www.marcgunther.com/2012/07/15/corn-catastrophes-and-climate/