The Role of Science in Global Agriculture and Food Security

Jim Borel, Executive Vice President-DuPont, Discusses Building a More Sustainable Food Supply

The Role of Science in Achieving Food Security

The world faces daunting challenges in the areas of food production, agriculture and food security. To feed our ever-growing global population, we will need to double food production over the next 40 years. In addition, there are currently a billion people who are undernourished today.

In this video, Jim Borel, Executive VP of DuPont, discusses how science must play a critical role in finding new solutions and tools to increase crop yields on every acre of arable land. DuPont partners with local farmers and organizations to find innovative ways to increase not only the production of food, but also the nutritional content of that food. In the developing world in particular, increasing micronutrients and vitamins in staple foods is a key factor in helping to solve malnutrition.

The real solution has to be local – seeds and crops need to be adaptable to local climates and soil conditions. We must help farmers increase their food productivity in ways that are environmentally sound, socially sound, economically delivers more value.

As we strive towards the goal of feeding a growing population, we understands that no single company, NGO or government can find the solution – it will take a collaboration of all, a system of production, to help achieve this goal.

Learn more at: DuPont Food Security