In collaboration with Indianapolis Hunger Network, Dow AgroSciences Thursday announced the launch of an employee-led food security initiative to develop sustainable, innovative and practical solutions to hunger.
Working with some of the leading food security, agricultural and education organizations, the objectives of the Dow AgroSciences food security initiative include:
• Collaborating with leading hunger organizations;
• Initiating food security and agronomics education projects in Africa;
• Enhancing Dow AgroSciences' impact on cassava improvement;
• Supporting organizations to increase the impact of their existing food security programs; and
• Increasing public awareness and understanding of the realities of food insecurity.
The Dow AgroSciences food security initiative will initially address the needs of the hungry in two geographies – Greater Indianapolis and Kenya. The goal of the work in these geographies is to increase awareness and understanding of global food insecurity issues and their interconnectivity with modern agricultural practices. The next phase of activity will be to expand the initiatives to other geographies.
Dow AgroSciences employees will support the programming of the Indy Hunger Network to address identified root causes of food insecurity in Greater Indianapolis. Globally, Dow AgroSciences will focus its resources on addressing food insecurity in Africa. Initially, this will be accomplished in Kenya, in part through a collaborative agreement with a Kenyan hunger education and prevention organization.
"We are fortunate to have collaborating organizations that have made tremendous strides in addressing food insecurity," said Gordon Slack, Dow AgroSciences Global Leader, Finance and Public Affairs. "With their help, we hope to make a difference in the lives of those suffering and create sustainable solutions for the long-term."