The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, "Productivity Growth for Sustainable Diets, and More," released today by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows agricultural productivity growth - increasing output of crops and livestock with existing or fewer inputs - is growing globally at an average annual rate of 1.63 percent. According to the report's Global Agricultural Productivity Index, global agricultural productivity needs to increase at an average annual rate of 1.73 percent to sustainably produce food, feed, fiber, and bioenergy for 10 billion people in 2050. Productivity growth is strong in China and South Asia, but it is slowing in the agricultural powerhouses of North America, Europe, and Latin America. The report calls attention to the alarmingly low levels of productivity growth in low-income countries, where there also are high rates of food insecurity, malnutrition, and rural poverty.
Monheim, October 1, 2019 – Bayer welcomed farmers, academics, leading global industry experts, journalists and other stakeholders for its 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue, to engage in a collaborative discussion on the future of agriculture. Agriculture needs to feed a growing world without starving the planet. Breakthrough innovations are needed so that farmers can grow enough food for a growing world population while preserving natural resources. Under the theme “Tomorrow belongs to all of us” the event gathers speakers and participants from around 40 countries for two days of robust panel discussions, talks and interviews on issues and opportunitites facing the industry. Topics discussed include the need to find a balance between production of food and preservation of our planet; consumer demands to have a healthy diet with no negative impact on the environment; and the importance of crop protection tools for sustainable agriculture. Three ambitious commitments to address some of the most pressing challenges our world is currently facing by 2030: 1. Reduce the environmental impact of crop protection by 30 percent by developing new technologies that help farmers to scale down crop protection product volumes and enable a more precise application. 2. Reduce field greenhouse gases emissions from the most emitting crops systems in the regions Bayer serves by 30 percent. 3. Empower 100 million smallholder farmers in developing countries around the world by providing more access to sustainable agricultural solutions.
To meet the challenge of sustainably feeding 9 billion people by 2050, the agricultural sector will need to undergo major transformation. More nutritious food will need to be produced using fewer resources, bringing greater benefits to farmers and rural communities. Achieving this transformation will require new approaches and extensive coordination among all stakeholders in the agricultural system. Market-based approaches, while not the only answer, will be an important tool in the “toolbox” to drive change – providing the efficiency, scalability and market based incentives to power a large-scale effort. Crop Life India organized a one day seminar on the occasion of 39th Annual General Meeting. The seminar was divided in the four session with the inaugural session started at the 3.00 PM. Professor Punjab Singh, President National Academy of Agriculture Sciences, delivered the Keynote on the topic the role of crop protection in Food Security, giving data of usage of the crop protection pesticides etc in other countries in comparison to India. He further given the scenario of the Indian Agriculture, the plight of the farmers and the status of the manufacturers of these crop protection material in Indian Industry. The other sessions were on the topic-Bringing innovation to the farmers; case for Regulatory Data Protection in India, Regulatory Reforms; and Global Best Practices, Fast Track Adoption of Drones Application Technology Solutions, and Ensuring Quality Inputs for Farmers.