By 2050, the world population will have increased to 9.7 billion people. Sufficient food will have to be available in order to feed all these people. There is however a limited supply of agricultural land. Diseases affecting food crops, limited product knowledge and inefficient processing also lead to lower yields and even to food waste. Fresh water is scarce in many parts of the world. Climate change will also impact the food chain due to the corresponding extreme conditions.
Distribution of food is another challenge. There is an obesity epidemic in western countries and malnutrition in developing countries. The lack of nutrients in the food is a key factor. A shortage of vitamins and nutrient components leads to impaired health and reduces well-being amongst large groups of people.
We do all we can to contribute to the development of responsible food for a growing world population. The need for affordable, responsible food is increasing more and more as the world population expands considerably. The potato can play a significant global role here. Our most significant contribution is the development of good genetic initial materials.