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.
Watch the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Forum and Symposium live, beginning Tuesday, June 19th. The 2013 annual conference will focus on how to best attract, educate and orient the talent necessary to create sustained food security and economic growth.
Throughout the conference, select keynote addresses will be webcast. On Wednesday, June 19 at 8:30 EST, James Borel, DuPont executive vice president will open the day’s session with a keynote address on food security.
DuPont is a sponsor of the IFAMA Symposium and World Forum.
On October 17, DuPont announced a new feature to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Food Security Index, the Price Adjustment Factor. The new tool captures the food-security-related impact of changing food prices and income growth on a quarterly basis. According to the EIU, the new tool did reveal a slight decline in food security globally. Watch the video below to hear what our panel discussion made up of former President of Heifer International Jo Luck, Pedro Sanchez, the Director at the Tropical Agriculture & the Rural Environment Program at The Earth Institute from Columbia University, Executive Vice President of DuPont, Jim Borel, and Leo Abruzzese, the Director of Global Forecasting at the EIU had to say about the new feature.
Last month, leaders from DuPont, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), government agencies, the agriculture community and other related parties came together to launch the Global Food Security Index (GFSI). Speakers at the launch events—held simultaneously in Washington, DC, USA; Brussels, Belgium; São Paulo, Brazil; and Johannesburg, South Africa—all agreed that food security is an international challenge that must be addressed with a collaborative approach.
Unlike other indices, the Global Food Security Index, developed by the EIU and sponsored exclusively by DuPont, transcends politics and agricultural production to investigate the fundamental issues of affordability, availability, and quality and safety among various issues of concern. This new index provides a way for food producers, farmer organizations, NGOs, governments and the private sector around the world to investigate and develop programs that will make a lasting impact.
Washington, DC, USA
To start the international launch event, director of DuPont Global Public Affairs, Anthony Farina, introduced the need for such a tool. Farina described how DuPont, working with others from around the world, identified the need for a common, universal tool to drive precision and accountability around food security efforts. This led to the collaboration between DuPont and the EIU to develop the new Global Food Security Index.
“This new tool,” describes DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman, “will help us around the world measure the many aspects of food security, providing a common language to discuss what needs to be done. Our hope is that the Global Food Security Index will promote collaborations across the food value chain, generating insights and most importantly, stimulating action.”
Paolo De Castro, member of European Parliament, opened the launch in Brussels by
emphasizing the challenge of food insecurity. “We are in a new era of scarcity. We have moved from abundance to scarcity. And it’s not a question of demography – increasing population – it’s a question of income and affordability. It’s a question of volatility.”
James Borel, executive vice president at DuPont, described the GFSI as a comprehensive means for organizations with different perspectives to “zero-in” on a variety of issues within the food security system and makes an impact. “The FSI is a tool, not a solution. We need tools to reach a solution.”
São Paulo, Brazil
Ricardo Vellutini, president of DuPont Brazil, related the problem of food security to his
country’s development. “In Brazil, for example, we see a promising scenario with a growing middle class, which today accounts for 54 percent of the population… Until recently [the Brazilian people] were not part of the so-called ‘basic basket of goods.’ However, what are we doing to ensure healthier and more nutritious foods for these families?”
Former agricultural minister Robert Rodrigues noted the beneficial uses of the GFSI, stating, “This index can show governments how they can change and move up their ranking. It allows for cleaner policy prescriptions.”
Johannesburg, South Africa
Craig Binetti, president of DuPont Nutrition and Health, stated, globally “we will commit $10 billion to R&D [research and development] and 4,000 new products will be introduced.” Moreover, through collaborations and investments to strengthen agricultural systems—especially in regards to making food more available, nutritious and culturally appropriate—DuPont aims to improve the livelihoods of at least three million farmers and their rural communities, according to Binetti.
Already inspired by the efforts of many organizations and individuals, we want to work together with you. Please share your thoughts about the index by leaving us a comment below. We look forward to hearing from you!