Monsanto’s Sustainable Yield Commitment is a three-point assurance focused on increasing global food production in the face of growing demand, limited natural resources and a changing climate. We remain committed to work in new partnerships with other businesses, citizen groups and governments to do our part in the face of these challenges.
Grasp tomorrow’s challenge. By 2050, say United Nations’ experts, our planet must double food production to feed an anticipated population of 9.3 billion people. (That figure is 40 percent higher than today’s 6.6 billion.)
Then factor in a pressured water supply, an energy-supply crunch and climate change. How do we surmount these obstacles? Agricultural innovation holds a key solution – and Monsanto pledges to do our part.
By 2030, Monsanto commits to help farmers produce more and conserve more by:
Developing improved seeds and agronomics that help farmers double yields from 2000 levels for corn, soybeans, cotton, and spring-planted canola, with a $10 million grant pledged to improve wheat and rice yields.
Conserving resources through developing seeds that use one-third fewer key resources per unit of output to grow crops while working to lessen habitat loss and improve water quality.
Helping improve the lives of all farmers who use our products, including an additional five million people in resource-poor farm families by 2020.
That’s sustainable agriculture. And that’s what Monsanto seeds are all about.