Upstream Biotechnology is delivering next generation of traits to address global targets for food production in the face of a changing climate.
Up to 40% of annual global crop production is lost to pests. Plant diseases contribute $220 bil in losses each year. – FAO 2019.
Drought is the leading stresser in agricultural production 1/3 of production is lost in low – mid income countries each year – FAO 2021.
Nitrogen is the limiting element in agricultural productivity which has led to overuse of nitrogen based fertilizer.