A GROWING POPULATION PUTS INCREASED DEMAND ON
SOUTH AFRICA SMALLHOLDER FARMER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
IMPROVE SOUTH AFRICA’S FOOD SECURITY
SOUTH AFRICA SMALLHOLDER FARMER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT CAN HELP
of the world’s
In global population growth
is expected by 2050.
population will soon pass 1 billion and
could reach up to 2 billion by 2050 at
which time it will represent more than
increase in global food
production will be
needed by 2050.
of the world’s
uncultivated arable land.
emerge as a global
breadbasket provided an
environment is fostered:
faces a lot of food
As much as 40%
of food production going
to waste due to lack of
transport and storage
The need for investment in
science, technology, education
and human capital that will
ensure household and national
food security is imperative.
and political stability.
Average maize yields in Africa are
below 2 tons per hectare –
significantly below the U.S.
(about 10 tons per hectare) and South
Africa averages (4 tons per hectare)Sizeable water
Training programs will cover:
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South Africa smallholder farmer goals:
Improve household food
DuPont Pioneer will invest R20 million over 5 years to assist smallholder farmer development in South
Africa. DuPont Pioneer is collaborating with the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and the Madzivhandila
College of Agriculture in the Limpopo province of South Africa, and since the beginning of the collaboration
in November 2012, has invested R500 000 in the project.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Global Harvest Initiative Symposium, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, FAO
Plant breeding. Variety selection. Agronomic practices.
Techniques utilized in
Empower farmers to adopt
best practices for use of maize
hybrid seed, fertilizer and
herbicides, to improve their
How to select the
best seed variety for
locations in order to
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