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Bioscience for farming

Bioscience for farming
Bioscience for farming (PDF 1.89MB)

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As the world population grows to 9Bn by 2050 there will be increased pressure on our farmland to produce more – and to do so sustainably.

We need higher yields, be it food or energy, with less inputs and we need to achieve this in a changing environment while taking account of a diversity of factors including:

  • rural communities' concerns and aspirations
  • global trade
  • water availability
  • new disease threats

The information in this leaflet has been gathered from news stories and features across our website to give an easy-to-understand summary.