Future Generations In Focus As BASF Agricultural Innovations Benefit Food Security, Climate And Environment

Agriculture must undergo a massive transformation, in order to provide enough food for the growing population while minimizing the impact of farming on the climate and the environment. Our innovations support this transformation and help find the right balance for success - for farmers, for society and for future generations.

Pipeline of innovations supporting major crops worldwide

We focus on improving outcomes in major crops, like wheat, canola, soybean, corn, cotton, rice, as well as fruits and vegetables which account for more than 50% of the world’s farmland, according to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Within these major crops, we continue to innovate across our pipeline of seeds and traits, seed treatment, biological and chemical crop protection, as well as digital farming solutions and will launch major pipeline projects across all business areas by 2031.

Why do sustainable agricultural innovations matter now more than ever? 

Even in the most challenging of times, few things are more important than farming. We depend on it for food, feed, fuel and fiber. It’s crucial to the world’s economy and to our very existence. By 2050, farmers will have to feed an estimated 9.7 billion people – 3 billion more than now. To do this, farmers will have to produce as much food as has been consumed in all human history, increasing productivity by 50%. At BASF, we are here to help them.

We are committed to innovations that strike the right balance between productivity and sustainability in agriculture, helping farmers to produce not only more, but better yield. We therefore focus even more on our customers' needs and bring sustainable innovations to them, with connected offers across seeds, crop protection and digital solutions, integrated into farm operations and practices. Based on our long collaborative culture and through partnership and collaboration, we are able to deliver these innovative solutions faster, and help meet growing food demand more sustainably.

In this way, we support farmers around the world to achieve better yield – yield produced in ways that are valued by society, are kind to the planet and help farmers earn a living.

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