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DuPont Chair and CEO: Agriculture is Key to Global Economic Growth, Sustainability and Security
Date:1/29/2010

Radical new approaches to collaboration needed to ensure future crisis prevented.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (Vocus) Jan. 29, 2010 -- Agriculture is a game-changer that addresses multiple global issues – hunger, poverty, environmental degradation, poor nutrition and subsequent effects such as civil unrest, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told attendees of the 40th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

“Delivering on the potential for agriculture to address critical, global issues may be the greatest opportunity of our generation,” said Kullman. “It is possible, but it will take a radical new approach to collaboration.”

Kullman is attending the World Economic Forum and participating in the panel discussion on “Rethinking How to Feed the World.” According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food production will need to nearly double by the middle of this century to feed the world population expected at that time. Panelists were asked to consider what it would take to achieve food security, environmental sustainability and economic growth through agriculture.

“Global food security challenges are becoming more complex and interconnected. Collaborations among organizations will need to follow suit – becoming more interconnected to leverage the strengths of organizations across the public and private sectors,” said Kullman.

Kullman said the World Economic Forum’s multi-stakeholder initiative, “

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