From May 1 to October 31, 2015, the United States of America will join in welcoming more than 20 million visitors to Expo Milano 2015. For the first time in the history of world’s fairs, the theme of Expo Milano is food: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” This theme will unite 140-plus countries into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet.
Expo Milano 2015 is the world’s largest stage to foster dialogue, aggregate ideas, and showcase innovations in food, sustainability, science, industry, economics, entrepreneurship and other elements at the core of American culture.
DuPont is a sponsoring partner of the USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015. For more information, visitExpo2015.org.
World Food Prize 2014 Borlaug Dialogue
Oct. 15 - 17, 2014
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
On Wed., Oct 15, the World Food Prize convenes its 2014 Borlaug Dialogue, an international symposium that brings together leaders from around the world in Des Moines, Iowa. This year, the Dialogue is addressing, The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can We Sustainably Feed the 9 Billion People on Our Planet by Year 2050?
Taking stock of where we currently stand in meeting the “greatest challenge in human history”;
Closing yield gaps while addressing pressing water, gender and nutrition challenges and disparities;
The role of information technology and data to increase productivity, conserve the environment, adapt to climate volatility and consumer needs, and improve the lives of farmers and other participants along the value chain;
Sustainable intensification to improve productivity with a special focus on soils and fertilizers;
Innovations in insurance and agrofinancing;
And the role of the next generation in the fight against hunger through the DialogueNEXT conversation that features young innovators and thought leaders who are contributing new ideas, concepts and achievements toward this goal.
A highlight on Thursday, Oct. 16, is the awarding of the 40 Chances Fellowships – the special initiative announced at the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue with former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Howard G. Buffett – to four young innovators under the age of 40, who will each receive $150,000 in start-up funds to implement market and social entrepreneurship projects to confront hunger, poverty and conflict in Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
2014 Global Food Security Index Relaunch & DuPont Turkey Sustainable Agriculture & Food Summit
May 28, 2014
Location: The Marmara Esma Sultan Istanbul, Turkey
The DuPont Turkey Sustainable Agriculture & Food Summit will focus on food security, the role of sustainable agriculture, and innovative food and nutrition solutions. The event will also feature a special report from The Economist Intelligence Unit on its refreshed Global Food Security Index.
Spotlight on Food Security: Fortifying Australia’s Role in Asia Food Security
March 11, 2014
Location: National Press Club Barton ACT 2600, Australia
This DuPont Australia sponsored food security forum will feature the launch of ground-breaking new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit and its Global Food Security Index. The forum will include a panel discussion featuring key figures from policy / political, agricultural, food, trade and economic sectors.
IFAMA 2014 – The Road to 2050, The Talent Factor
June 17 - 19, 2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
The 23rd Annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum and Symposium focused on how to develop and sustain talent across the diverse value chain of global food production – from smallholder farmers in emerging regions of the world to the sophisticated commercial agriculture practices in mature economies. A who’s who of agriculture examined the technologies and talent development approaches that have the potential to propel Agribusiness towards the achievement of global food security. DuPont is pleased to be a sponsor of the event. To learn more about the conference visit, http://www.ifama2014.com/
IFPRI 2020 Conference – Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security
May 15 - 17, 2014
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IPFRI) 2020 Policy Consultation & Conference will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and scholars to discuss how resilience can be strengthened for food and nutrition security. The conference will:
Articulate an intellectual framework for resilience;
Identify key emerging shocks that pose the biggest threats to food and nutrition security, where resilience needs to be significantly strengthened;
Assess experiences through case studies and draw out lessons from programs, policies, institutions, and investments around the world;
Identify key approaches and tools to build resilience to shocks;
Set priorities for action by different actors and in different regions; and
Identify knowledge and action gaps in research, policy, and programming that need to be met or scaled up in order to successfully build resilience to food and nutrition insecurity.
Location: Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel Abuja, Nigeria, Africa
As the foremost gathering on the continent, the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms and investments that can sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity for all its citizens. DuPont is pleased to be a strategic partner for the event. To learn more visit, http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa.
FFA National Convention
Borlaug International Symposium, World Food Prize
Global Food Security Index 2013 Relaunch
Location: Santiago, Chile,
International Food and Agribusiness Management Forum & Symposium
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.
2012 Borlaug Dialogue
10/17/2012 - 10/19/2012
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
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.
Iowa Hunger Summit
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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.
The Global Food Security Index’s Price Adjustment Factor Unveiling
Location: World Food Prize (Teleconference) Des Moines, Iowa
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.
2012 ASEAN Media Forum
Location: The Ritz-Carlton
Food Ingredients India
09/06/12 - 09/07/12
Location: Mumbai, India
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.
Food Ingredients China
03/28/12 - 03/30/12
Location: Shanghai, China
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.
Yesterday, Pamela Chitenhe, DuPont Pioneer regional director, Africa, delivered her keynote at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa World Forum. DuPont was a premiere sponsor of the Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, which attracted over 300 registrants from academia, business and industry, as well as NGOs and students from around the globe.
“There is an unprecedented need for talented and highly skilled individuals with the desire to make a global impact. The need to recruit young people as farmers, agronomists, scientists and ag entrepreneurs is linked directly to Africa’s food security and long term development,” Chitenhe said.
At the Forum, representatives from the Economist Intelligence Unit hosted a workshop featuring the Global Food Security Index, commissioned by DuPont. This interactive session gave participants a first-hand look at the Index and uncovered possibilities for putting the Index to work in research and coursework, decision making and planning.
Carlman Moyo, commercial director, Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Region DuPont Nutrition & Health, and Government Affairs and Agriculture Development director for DuPont Pioneer Africa, had the opportunity to speak with CNBC about DuPont’s commitment to ensuring food security and safety around the world. Thad Simons, IFAMA Board President, was also interviewed.
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.
Global food and agribusiness leaders convened last week to urge college and graduate students from around the world to contribute their time and talent to the fight for global food security. The 2013 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association’s (IFAMA) Conference in Atlanta, Ga., was focused on how to best attract, educate and retain the talent necessary to create sustained food security and economic growth to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population.
“We are entering an era of unprecedented talent scarcity, which, if left unaddressed, will slow down economic growth and food production around the world,” said Thad Simons, president and CEO of Novus International, and incoming president of IFAMA.
During Wednesday’s conference, DuPont Executive Vice President, Jim Borel, discussed what it will take to meet the food and agriculture needs of a population that is growing by more than 150,000 people daily.
“We need a new generation of food visionaries who can see the tremendous opportunity made possible by the simple fact that people have to eat,” Borel said.
The IFAMA conference featured a workshop that provided participants with a hands-on tour of the Global Food Security Index, a tool that assesses food affordability, availability, safety and quality in 105 countries. The Global Food Security Index was developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by DuPont.
“We must assure that the best minds and brightest thinkers of the next generation are fully engaged in addressing food security locally — from science and technology, transportation and logistics, and government and regulatory policy,” Borel said.