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Date:11/12/2009

owing locations to deliver technologies that will increase the rate of yield gains and boost the quality and diversity of hybrids in regions where they are most needed.

Grassroots initiatives: Local Pioneer businesses in Ethiopia have worked with small-scale farmers to develop the local agricultural economy by increasing farm productivity, farmer-by-farmer. Local Pioneer agronomy experts work one-on-one with small farmers, providing them agronomic advice and technology solutions and forming a partnership with the farmer from before planting through to sale of the grain.

Oestreich’s remarks reflect DuPont’s commitment to focus on meeting four emerging global trends, one of which is increasing food production. DuPont has strategically focused on increasing food production, investing more than $700 million annually in research and development in 2009.

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world’s leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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