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Feeding a growing world population

Efficient Crop Protection is Climate Protection

Population Increases

With the global population reaching 7 billion during 2011 and projected by the United Nations to exceed 9 billion by 2050, agriculture has never faced a more compelling challenge or exciting time. The demand for food, animal feed, fibres and biofuels will continue to grow yet the amount of land available to meet these needs will continue to fall. In short, we need to get more food out of less land while ensuring that production is sustainable, something that the Royal Society, and the Government’s Foresight report, have termed ‘Sustainable Intensification’.

Climate Change

  • Changes to the world’s climate offer a further challenge to agricultural systems. Recent reports from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia suggest that increases in global temperatures since 1995 are statistically significant.
  • The Stern Review (in 2006) reported that even modest increases in global temperatures would increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts, flooding and heat waves. All of these have the potential to adversely impact on agriculture and food production.


What we are doing

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Feeding a growing world population

Without crop protection, nearly half of the world’s harvest would be lost to pests and diseases.
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Crop Protection and Climate Change

Biodiversity is defined as the 'variety of life on Earth' and encompasses all living beings, plants, animals, and ecosystems including humans, and not just rare or endangered species.
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Water in Agriculture

Both the rising global population and the effects of climate change will impact on the availability of drinking water.
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What is Bayer doing?

Continuing to research and develop innovative crop protection solutions, Bayer is helping to protect yields.
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Crop Protection = Climate Protection

Through the Bayer Climate Program the company is driving forward its activities to reduce its climate footprint and respond to climate change.
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If you have a question about our products on your crops, please contact your nearest technical manager

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