Our agricultural initiatives and products are aimed at making a contribution to one of society’s greatest challenges - food security. Every second, the world’s population increases by another three people. By the year 2050, there will be almost 10 billion humans on this planet. We want to help ensure a safe supply of food, now and in the future. We consider the achievement of this objective to be inextricably linked with sustainable agriculture.
Small-holders are an important factor in securing the food supply for the world. They produce more than 80 percent of the food required by developing countries. We want to help these small-scale farmers increase their agricultural productivity. We are expanding our presence in Africa and Asia and offering solutions that are tailored to the needs of local farmers. For example, we provide improved seed varieties and offer training on topics such as environmental protection and product safety.