Water-wise solutions from Agricultural Biotechnology

20.11.2009

Fresh water is one of the world’s most valuable resources and in the future it is going to be even more precious. Agriculture accounts for 70% of all water use; if current trends continue, predicted water shortages in agriculture have been identified as the single most significant constraint on crop production over the next 50 years. The problem is compounded when put into context with the UN FAO projections that 70 percent more food will need to be produced to feed an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050.