How do farmers benefit from growing GM crops?

With the help of technology, farming has become more efficient in its use of inputs such as plant protection products, water, fertilisers and energy. GM technology has allowed to:

  • Optimise pesticide application by up to 37%
  • Increase yields on the same amount of land by up to 22%
  • Increase farmer profits by 68%
  • Reduce ploughing and tilling, which saves time, equipment usage, carbon emissions, soil erosion and water run-off

Source: ISAAA Brief 49-2014: Executive Summary