Food & Nutrition Security

Why Food and Nutrition Security is a Concern for All of Us

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We all have one thing in common: We need sufficient and nutritious food to live, and to lead productive, healthy and happy lives.

And while some may take food for granted, we continue to live in a world where 1 in 10 people don’t have enough to eat1, and 2 billion people lack access to essential nutrients.

Food production is challenged by climate change, geopolitical tensions and economic volatility. Farmers are under pressure to produce more nutritious food for more people with less environmental impact and less resources.

Food systems are fragile as crises, conflicts, economic shocks, and deepening inequalities continue to impact people’s access to food.

Food prices have significantly increased since the pandemic, in some countries by more than 100% or even 1,000% in local currencies.2 This high food inflation is heavily impacting the availability and affordability of daily meals. At the same time we still lose or waste one third of the food produced globally between farm and fork.3

Climate change is exacerbating the situation by making food production in many parts of the world more challenging. And we continue to see significant yield gaps between regions and countries, despite scientific progress and available knowledge.4

Against that background, urgent and more rapid progress is needed.

To ensure all people on this planet today – and 10 billion people by 2050 – have access to affordable and nutritious food, we need all farms of all sizes to produce more, in a sustainable and ethical way.

At Bayer, we believe the food and nutrition security crisis can be solved through innovation, collaboration, and scale. 


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1 The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023
2 Gro Intelligence 2023
3 Food Loss and Waste Reduction | United Nations 

4 2023 GAP Report | Virginia Tech CALS Global