In order to feed more people across the globe, our breeding programmes focus on food quality, disease resistance and yield. We also want to increase the nutritional value per m2 cultivated and, in so doing, contribute to the improvement of the global food supply.
There are still major differences in terms of yield in weight per hectare. An average of 47 tons is harvested per hectare in Western Europe, whereas the volume is just 17 and 19 tons, respectively, in Russia and China. This major difference is caused, for the most part, by the lack of high-quality seed potatoes and lack of product knowledge and proper mechanisation.
Often the production is also limited due to susceptibility to disease. We can increase the yield per hectare substantially by supplying high-quality seed potato varieties with excellent properties, in combination with sharing product knowledge and cultivation expertise.
- Developing new, adapted varieties
- Research & development with respect to innovation
- Sharing expertise with customers and growers
- Reaching more people