Our planet today faces resource problems on an unprecedented scale. We believe that science and innovation have a critical part to play in developing the kind of solutions our planet needs to accommodate population growth and improving living standards. However, no single organization can solve the problems the world faces today. By working TOGETHER, we can find new and better ways to address these challenges. At DuPont, we are partnering with customers, universities, governments, and even competitors to develop innovative solutions to the great challenges of our time. Welcome to The Global Collaboratory™ is our invitation to our business partners, customers and other organizations to join us.
DuPont is focusing its scientific innovation primarily on three challenges - Food, Energy and Protection. One in seven people on Earth goes to bed hungry each night. Ensuring that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere is one of the most critical challenges facing humanity. By 2035, global demand for energy will increase by 36%. We will need to find new and cleaner energy sources and new ways to use our existing sources more efficiently. A growing population places increased pressure on people and the environment. One of our greatest challenges in the coming decades will be adequately protecting humanity and the world we share. Solutions to many of these global challenges can be found in science. Note: NatGeo images used.
DuPont is a diversified company, serving a broad range of industries. Our products and solutions are marketed to virtually every industrial sector in the world. Today our largest segment contains a seed business, a crop protection business and a food business. What might surprise you is that our largest raw material is agricultural materials. We are mainly an ingredient supplier. This position gives us an excellent vantage point from which to introduce sustainable products into the value chains in which we operate – all of which ultimately touch the consumer. Last year our sales were $31.5B, split as shown here among these 6 reporting units. We believe this grouping provides more transparency and allows us to differentially manage our portfolio. Each of these units has a distinct mission and target. Remember this is still a transformational time for our company, as we phase out Cozaar royalties. (Cozaar is a drug for which we’ve received significant royalty payment from Merck and these patents expired in April of last year) 2010 has been an outstanding year. We laid the groundwork for recovery in 2009 and executed with prevision and effectiveness in 2010, meeting and often exceeding our business goals and financial commitments, some a full year early.
Finding ways to provide everyone with enough safe, nutritious food has become a complex global problem. DuPont is bringing its breadth of scientific knowledge and expertise to bear on these challenges in collaboration with growers, governments, and other companies around the world. We’re helping farmers get the products and expertise they need to bring abundant crops to market. Developing packaging that helps perishable foods reach their destinations without spoilage. And working with manufacturers and retailers to improve the nutritional content, testing and safety of the foods we enjoy every day. Together, we can feed our growing world. Note: NatGeo image used.
It’s well known that the amount of arable land that can be used for food production is limited for the most part to what we have today. The market opportunity, therefore, is to produce more food on a fixed number of acres. And there is a corresponding demand for better food – diets with higher protein content, for example. Our DuPont seed business, Pioneer Hi-Bred, works with farmers to find the right product for the right hectare. Though we mainly associate drought with Africa and Australia, European countries are also acutely affected by the changing climate. Another example is DuPont Crop Protection. With its highly innovative product pipeline, it provides the global agriculture industry with new solutions to help grow better, healthier crops, protected against weeds, diseases and insect pests. Think about our new family of insecticides, starting with Rynaxypyr®, launched in 2007, which is due to its unique mode of action, highly effective at low-use rates on pests that are resistant to other insecticides, yet it has low-toxicity.
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Marius Boshoff Crop Protection Division – Southern Africa <ul><li>October 2011 </li></ul>
With Danisco acquisition, DuPont continues to evolve DuPont pro forma sales – 2010* Total Company $34.1B Agriculture Electronics & Communications Performance Chemicals Performance Coatings Performance Materials Safety & Protection Industrial Biosciences Nutrition & Health * Includes $0.2B in ‘other’ sales. Total company sales exclude transfers. $34.2B * $7.8 B $3.0 B $3.8 B $6.3 B $3.4 B $2.8 B $6.3 B $0.9 B
<ul><li>But these challenges are too big for any </li></ul><ul><li>one government, </li></ul><ul><li>one company, </li></ul><ul><li>or one region of the world </li></ul><ul><li>to address. </li></ul>
Need for increased food production & higher value food Projected Changes 2000 - 2050 +12% per capita food consumption globally (kcal/person/day) +39% meat consumption globally (kg / person / year) +64% in developing countries Global per capita arable land area of 0.23 ha will decrease to 0.14 ha Meeting the Millennium Development Goal on hunger will require doubling of water use by crops Sources: ‘GEO4 Global Environment Outlook’ UNEP; ‘World Agriculture Towards 2015/2030’, ‘World Agriculture Towards 2030/2050’, FAO. Seed Output Healthier oil with Pioneer soybeans (TREUS TM ) <ul><li>DuPont Science & Tech Direction: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced traits to improve crop productivity & grain quality </li></ul><ul><li>Crop protection solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Soy based nutritious foods </li></ul>Seed Input Pioneer drought resistant crops Crop Protection DuPont™ Rynaxypyr ® low-dosage insecticide
Kenya Horticulture – Export vegetables <ul><li>The horticultural industry is the fastest growing agricultural sub sector in the country, and contributes 23% of GDP and the first foreign exchange earner. The sector has shown a steady increase of between 15 – 20 percent over the last decade </li></ul><ul><li>French beans, snow & snap peas, Asian vegetables (Such as karella, chillies, aubergines and okra) dominate the export list. </li></ul><ul><li>The sector is controlled by the private sector, incorporating large and small-scale farmers and exporters across the nation. </li></ul>