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Each year nine million people die because of hunger and malnutrition. The task of feeding the world will be even more difficult in years to come. By 2050 the world’s population will exceed nine billion, and combined environmental crises mean that we must produce much more food on less land with less water, fewer agrochemicals and less fossil fuel, while still maintaining biodiversity. Meanwhile, farming must adapt to changing climate zones and weather patterns . To do all this we must heed Borlaug’s plea to deploy the full range of cutting-edge techniques to produce higher yielding, higher quality, lower input and lower environmental impact crops.
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