Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.
We contribute to sustainable agriculture in many ways, for example by raising productivity through innovative research and new technology.
Our company provides two main types of products: seeds and crop protection.
These help growers’ worldwide raise the quantity and quality of their crops. Over the next 20 years, we will need to feed another 1.8 billion people. Calorie demand will grow even faster, as diets in some countries increasingly shifts to meat.
In much of the world, agricultural land is limited and water scarce. So tomorrow’s growers will have to produce much more food and animal feed with today’s limited natural resources.
At the same time, they will continue growing fibres like cotton, and add crops for fuels such as bio-ethanol. And agriculture also has to protect the environment, for example by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water, preserving natural habitats from the plow and adapting to changing climate conditions.
This all means that growers must increase their yields – the amount of crop per field.
Our products play a key role in making that possible through providing integrated crop solutions that are sustainable.