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DuPont Pioneer opened new seed warehouse and office facility in Zambiaqrcode

Jun. 4, 2015

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Jun. 4, 2015
DuPont Pioneer recently opened a new seed warehouse and office facility in Zambia that will increase maize storage capacity and meet farmer demand for both local and export markets to Kenya, Tanzania and other markets in Africa.

“The warehouse will allow DuPont Pioneer to develop and produce more seed locally as well as enhance the global competitiveness of the maize industry. Better quality seeds and more advanced farming practices can improve nutrition, the standard of living, and overall agricultural productivity,” says Woldemariam, East and South Central Africa senior business manager of DuPont Pioneer.

In March 2015, DuPont Pioneer in partnership with the Earth Institute at Columbia University launched the SoilDoc to promote efficient use of fertilizer, good soil quality management, increase productivity, and soil resilience.

The 2015 Global Food security Index, an annual measure of food security across 109 countries, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by DuPont recently identified favourable policies and investments in agricultural infrastructure as the major drivers of food-security improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DuPont Pioneer has been working for decades in Africa to help farmers significantly increase agricultural productivity and food production through improved crop yields. In 2014, DuPont expanded its research facility at Delmas, South Africa, that will serve as the core of the DuPont Africa regional technology center. Delmas is the central hub of the regional technology center, which is comprised of a network of existing DuPont Pioneer and PANNAR research facilities and testing locations throughout Africa. The technology center is designed to help advance ongoing efforts by DuPont to accelerate seed product development for Africa’s farmers and help them better manage key agronomic challenges, including pest and disease pressure, climate volatility and nutrient-depleted soils. The new facility will increase capacity to get new products into the market.


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