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Solutions for a Growing World

The global population is estimated to be growing by about 90 million people per year. According to the United Nations, global food demand is expected to double by 2050. Currently, nearly one billion people are undernourished1. Where will all the extra food come from?

How can Saskatchewan’s farmers and ranchers help?

Feeding our expanding population is one of the most important issues of our time. Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry can be a leader in finding solutions to help meet the growing demand for food.

Farmers and ranchers lead an industry that has tripled the yield of food production in the past century, while using fewer inputs. A farmer in 1900 produced enough food to feed 10 people, but today’s average farmer feeds more than 120.

How can Saskatchewan’s scientists and engineers help?

Advancements in science and technology are helping farmers and ranchers become experts in producing more food with less. An example is the production of crops, using low or no-till systems that conserve moisture and prevent soil erosion.

Saskatchewan is a major contributor to world-class crop research and development efforts that provide innovative ways to increase production. Plant breeding programs like those at the Crop Development Centre in Saskatoon are creating improved crop varieties that boost plant health and yield.

Plant research creates many benefits. For example, herbicide-tolerant canola helps farmers better control weeds while using soil conservation strategies. Between 2000 and 2009, Canadian canola yields increased 20 per cent, largely due to these types of improvements.2

Advancements in agricultural sciences, supported by government and industry, help Saskatchewan’s farmers and ranchers boost their contribution to a healthy, affordable food supply that will help satisfy growing global demand.

United Nations Backgrounder on Sustainable Development, May 2009
Crop Life Canada

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