We've got farming down to a science
By fast-forwarding natural breeding techniques, we develop improved varieties of tropical crops that are easier to cultivate and healthier for people and the planet. So growers can keep growing and we can all enjoy more of the food we love.
Why we do it
Building the food system of tomorrow
The world's population is growing dramatically. By 2050, half of the world’s population will reside in the tropics.
As the population grows, we need a way to feed it. So, we’re starting with tropical staples to nourish those living in these expanding regions and to provide the food and drink loved by everyone around the world. But, this isn’t just about the consumer. Our technology is opening up a new way of working. One that connects the dots between production and consumption and gives growers the tools to meet the environmental pressures of today.
We are using science to accelerate the development of crop varieties and make them better suited to the growing environment. This allows farmers to produce more food, and have greater flexibility to overcome the increase of crop diseases brought on by climate change. In doing so, we can successfully close the gap between food scarcity and food waste. We are rewriting the system so our farmers gain more worth for their work and we have enough food to go round.
We need to urgently change how we produce, process and consume food today.
Our commitment to stewardship
We're proud to be a member of Excellence Through Stewardship, a global non-profit organization that promotes best practices and quality management in agricultural biotechnology.
You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.
The yields of the world’s important crops are showing signs of declining growth and new genetic improvements are urgently needed to meet the challenges from, inter alia, climate change, reduced land and water resources, increasing pest and disease pressure and reduced farm labour.
The suite of biotechnology tools, collectively constituting Plant Breeding Innovations, offers much promise to address these challenges. Early results using gene editing show great potential to help alleviate food and nutrition security in the tropics as well as improve the livelihoods of small farmers.