Cheminova helps improve quality of life for the world's population by supplying products that help farmers increase yields and quality of crops to satisfy the global demand for food, feedstuffs, fiber and energy.
By the year 2050, it is estimated that the world’s population will number approximately 9 billion people - three times as many as present in 1960. Over this same period, the total area of land devoted to agricultural production will show only very modest increases leading to a much reduced area of agricultural land available per person. This alarming trend necessitates the need for further improvements in yields facilitated by the prudent use of crop protection products.
Globally, insects, plant diseases, and weeds continue to cause considerable loss of yield in many important crops. In addition, insect born diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and plague continue to rampage throughout large sectors of humanity. The estimated annual loss of yield due to pests is approximately 42 per cent. Without the use of crop protection products, these losses would be much higher, reaching approximately 70 per cent.
As a leading global company within the crop protection industry, Cheminova endeavours to use its core competencies to identify, develop, register, manufacture, and market products to a global market, offering farmers cost effective solutions with their proven quality products.