The worldwide food demand continues to grow immensely. A growing world population and greater prosperity in various parts of the world explain this growth. Only a small part of the growing food demand can be produced on new agricultural land (to be developed).

This growing food demand will have to be met, for the most part (80%), by higher yields on existing agricultural land. As market leader in potato breeding, we have a major responsibility in this respect.

When working on food security, we focus on:

  1. Feeding more people around the world
  2. Taking care of genetic resources