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.
Take a look at the DuPont Food Security Forum panel speakers respond to Nancy Roman from the United Nations World Food Programme insightful observations about DuPont’s latest initiative. Listen in as James Borel and others discuss the importance of public-private partnerships and making food more accessible around the world.
Take a few minutes and watch our esteemed panel of speakers follow up with a few questions from the audience at the Food Security event. Roger Thurow begins the wrap up conversation after a great question from the President of Iowa Future Farmers of America, Lindsay Calvert.
We received a number of great questions during last week’s Food Goal Forum. We didn’t have a chance to answer every question that was submitted, though we’ve selected some of the most interesting and common questions and posted our replies below.
1. “Private sector is diverse. It comprises of MNCs (Multinational National Corporations), SMEs, NGOs representing farmers and other groups. Part of the difficulty in achieving PPP is that the private sectors themselves are not aligned. How should MNC take lead on this to create s common position between different groups in private sector to solve one common problem on food security?”
There are a number of good examples where diverse stakeholders are coming together to share ideas, solutions and best practices around food security. The Food Security Forum that DuPont convened on Feb. 2 is just one example. The World Economic Forum is engaged in developing broad projects in key countries in Africa. Organizations such as USAID are building value chain projects that bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to address food security issues. To truly reach the scale needed,collaborations across all sectors must be accelerated.
2. “What about other aspects that affect food security, like land tenure, which is extremely crucial for small-holder farmers?”
Food security relies on understanding the needs of farmers everywhere and helping them get what they need to be successful. Land tenure is among the issues that will need to be addressed.
3.“With the adoption of mobile phones in rural areas throughout the world how can this new communication technology be harnessed to support information exchange and dissemination to achieve more food security. And specifically are R&D efforts actively designing direct access to farmers via mobile technology in their projects?”
Mobile technology has the potential to provide information to farmers in ways
that will revolutionize how they do their business, especially in developing nations.
From agronomic advicee and extension services, to market information and soil testing results, mobile technology will enable farmers to increase efficiencies and productivity.
4.“How do the Food Security Goals announced today fit in with other initiatives like the one sponsored by the WEF and particular countries or chapters like the one of Mexico recently presented in Davos, Switzerland. How can we make sure that we really collaborate with other initiatives?”
The DuPont Food Security Goals build on what we as a company are doing
to innovate to feed the world, to facilitate engagements among young people and
to support farmers and their communities. They also very much align with other key
food security initiatives. Our focus is intentional; we do not want to create new
or competing projects.