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What Will it Take to Feed 9 Billion People by 2050?

JUNE 07, 2011

At an event today, the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agriculture, Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century released a report concluding that, in order to feed the anticipated population of 9 billion by 2050, collaboration among governments, NGOs and the private sector will need to be on an unprecedented scale – the challenges of food security are significant, and the time to act is now.

Among the speakers at the DuPont Advisory Committee meeting was J.B. Penn, Chief Economist of Deere and Company. According to Penn, “Closing the food productivity gap will require significant capital investments in developing countries, most of which ultimately must come from the private sector.”

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