Keynote Speech by Dirk Voeste:
Fostering biodiversity in agriculture for a better yield
The global agri-food system is undergoing a massive transformation. The new agriculture needs to produce enough healthy and affordable food for a growing population without turning more natural land to farmland.
This requires achieving a better yield that balances agricultural productivity and sustainability. Biodiversity is one of the key success factors. How can farmers at once promote biodiversity, preserve soils and reduce their carbon footprint while profitably feeding more people?
In his keynote speech at the Economist Sustainability Week, Dirk Voeste, Senior Vice President Regulatory, Sustainability & Public Affairs at BASF Agricultural Solutions, will highlight the importance of biodiversity for current and future farming, as well as spotlight how academics, NGOs and industry can successfully work with farmers to help them increase biodiversity and achieve better yields.