DuPont Sees Big Potential in Argentina Farmers

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Dupont Pioneer, General, International

ifaj13-dupontThe country manager for DuPont in Argentina addressed the IFAJ 2013 Congress during the last day of activities for the event and he talked about the importance of the country for his company.

“DuPont is a science company and we want to produce solutions for some of the biggest challenges in the world and one of those is feeding the world,” said Juan Vaquer, DuPont Argentina. “Argentina is a country that can produce food for ten times its population. It has 40 million people, it produces food for 400 million people. So we believe that the combination of DuPont Pioneer science and Argentina’s capabilities can be a good combination for providing a solution for the food challenge.”

Juan added that some of the challenges in doing business with Argentina, such as volatility for example, are actually advantages. “Our growers are very agile in adapting new technologies,” he said. “It’s pure Darwinism, survival of the fittest.” [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Juan Vaquer, DuPont Argentina”]

Listen to Juan’s address to IFAJ here: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Juan Vaquer, DuPont Argentina, speech to IFAJ13″]
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