The Challenges

From feeding a population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, to protecting biodiversity and natural habitats, the world’s farmers are faced with many significant challenges.

What’s more, they’re under increasing pressure from a changing climate that threatens their ability to grow our food sustainably, while providing for their family and community. As a result, farmers need innovative solutions to protect lands and minimize their environmental footprint, while simultaneously creating sustainable livelihoods for themselves and others along the supply chain.

issues_main-pic_300Providing access to plant science technologies, as well as the knowledge and skills to use them responsibly, will help farmers meet the challenges of rising demands for food, feed, fuel and fibre.

Better seeds and plant protections made possible by plant science and are already enabling many farmers to reduce their environmental footprint and improve their incomes to ensure agricultural sustainability.