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The Future of Plant Breeding in Africa: An Interview With Dr. Rita Mumm

By Sara Boettiger, Head of Global Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability
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By 2050, earth's population is expected to exceed 9 billion people. Sustainability is about more than just protecting our current planetary boundaries, it's also about our ability to meet the needs of the next generation of humans. How we continue to improve plant breeding will play an important role in our efforts to sustainably feed the planet.

Working Remotely on the Farm

How will agriculture keep the world fed in 2020 and beyond? For many farmers, the answer is automatic. The technology keeping farms productive this year is the same technology that has the power to make agriculture more sustainable for decades to come.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down nearly every border worldwide, which means many of the seasonal farmworkers who travel to plant and harvest much of the world’s crops are stuck in place. This is just one obstacle facing our food system this season, but its effects could be mitigated. To overcome this challenge, farmers are relying on one of agriculture’s most trusted resources—human ingenuity.

From planting to harvest, farmers are further investing in tools like automation, digital platforms, and other precision agriculture methods to keep food production moving. 

Director-General of United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization to Share His Vision at Bayer's Youth Ag Summit

Summary: 

- Noted international leader QU Dongyu to deliver a keynote address during the November 16-17 virtual Summit.

- The global forum and biennially-organized conference gives 100 selected young leaders from 44 countries the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers on solutions to food security and sustainability challenges.

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- Noted international leader QU Dongyu to deliver a keynote address during the November 16-17 virtual Summit.

- The global forum and biennially-organized conference gives 100 selected young leaders from 44 countries the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers on solutions to food security and sustainability challenges.

How Has Technology Changed Farming?

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Agriculture has made incredible strides over the last 10,000 years—and the pace of innovation has only accelerated in the last couple decades. Take a look at how farming technology has evolved throughout the past 60 years. 

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Agriculture has made incredible strides over the last 10,000 years—and the pace of innovation has only accelerated in the last couple decades. Take a look at how farming technology has evolved throughout the past 60 years. 

Keeping Carbon in Check

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Agriculture is taking two complementary approaches to address climate change: reducing carbon emissions and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and into the soil where it benefits crops and entire ecosystems.

Carbon Farming to Address a Changing Climate

The Rising Sustainability Challenge

Vertical indoor farms are helping farmers reach incredible heights in sustainability.
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Picture a snow globe.

Inside its crystalline sphere, the conditions are always ideal for a winter wonderland — even in the hottest days of summer. So, what if farmers could take this idea and use it to create optimal, self-contained cultivation environments that allowed them to grow their crops during the dead of winter?

The Smart Farming Revolution

Pioneering New Technology: How Digital Agriculture is Changing the Face of Farming
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Everyone has their own idea of what life on a farm looks like — and many people might be surprised by how different agriculture is compared to what they imagine. The truth of the matter is, while every farm is unique, many farmers are integrating ground-breaking digital tools and technologies that have not only changed the face of agriculture, but vastly improved what farmers can accomplish in their fields.

Changing the Equation

How digital tools are mitigating risk and making farming more rewarding for smallholders in developing countries.
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Agriculture has always been about managing risk. When a farmer puts a seed in the ground, they’re making an investment in the land. In developing countries where livelihoods depend on harvests the most, that risk is often the greatest. In a commitment to empower more than 100 million smallholder farmers, Bayer is setting out to balance the equation by mitigating risk and making farming more rewarding through crucial partnerships and innovative digital tools.

Risk: how farmers manage

Bayer to Launch Organic Vegetable Seeds Portfolio Enabling Greater Access to Certified Organic Market

Initial product offering will focus on key crops for greenhouse and glasshouse markets: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber / Commercial launch is slated for 2022 in Canada, US, Mexico, Spain and Italy with potential for future expansion
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MONHEIM, Germany, September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Bayer announced that it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse market: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. These will be followed by tomato rootstock varieties in 2023. Varieties will be sold under both the Seminis® and De Ruiter® vegetable seed brands.

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