Crop Yields

Increasing crop yields is crucial to improve food security, living standards, and reduce human impacts on the environment.

Improvements in crop yields have been essential to feed a growing population while reducing the environmental impact of food production at the same time. Increasing crop yields can reduce the amount of land we use for agriculture.

Crop yields might seem far from being one of the world's largest problems. But, if yields and labor productivity do not increase, it will have far-reaching consequences for global poverty and the protection of the environment. For people and the planet, it’s one of our most important problems to work on.

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