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DuPont Leader: Agriculture is a Key Driver to Meet UN MDG

September 24, 2010

Increasing agricultural productivity and food availability are two of the most important factors in meeting the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals  (MDG) by 2015, said DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel during his speech in the UN Summit on Millennium Development Goals held 20-22 September 2010 in New York.

"Agriculture is the primary driver to abate hunger and reduce poverty," said Borel. "Throughout history, agricultural prosperity has led to successful economies, and food security has a direct impact on national and political security."

Borel discussed that technology advances in agricultural productivity must also reach farmers in the developing world. He also emphasized the importance of public-private collaborations and other global efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

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