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The Challenge


Understanding the Challenge

The global challenge facing us is how to feed a growing world population whilst the viability of our crops is being increasingly threatened by the elements of nature, from pests and diseases to the weather. Meanwhile, global warming is aggravating the stresses on fields, lowering agricultural productivity and pushing the world closer to a food security crisis.


Crop Stresses: An Overview

The stresses that are facing crops worldwide and why they matter


Biotic Stress

The stresses on crops such as pests and diseases are known as biotic stresses


Abiotic Stresses

The stresses arising from the elements of nature are known as abiotic stresses


Climate Change

There is a vicious feedback loop between global warming and agriculture due to their effects on one another

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