CropLife America (CLA) has reaffirmed its commitment to promote sustainable agriculture with the help of innovative crop protection products and techniques. Growers can produce more nutritious food through the responsible use of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Investments in the research and development of product and application equipment over the last few decades have also helped establish conservation methods that reduce energy consumption, runoff and soil erosion.
Crop protection products by CropLife contribute to sustainable farming by way of optimizing the use of existing farmland and also prevent the need to convert additional land for agriculture. The use of herbicides on an aggregated scale has led to the adoption of conservation and reduced tillage practices that prevent an estimated 360 billion pounds of soil erosion annually. Herbicides, fungicides and insecticides are also part of responsible Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems that cut down energy use and environmental risks.
CropLife says that with the expansion of global population and reduced availability of natural resources, crop protection products and related agricultural technologies and tools will become even more critical for sustainable farming and resource conservation. The company supports the adoption of new techniques and crop protection formulations that contribute to the production of high quality foods need for healthy nutrition. It will be difficult to sustain healthy lives and preserve the environment without these products.
As per the data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, about 842 million people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. This figure represents a marginal reduction compared to the figures of last year, but it still reflects a high percentage of people – about one in eight – that do not receive adequate food, even in the 21st century.
Source: AG Professional
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