Farmers share their stories of the benefits of plant science innovations
April 22, 2012
To celebrate Earth Day 2012, CropLife International is releasing 34 video profiles of farmers from around the world sharing their stories of how advances in plant biotechnology and crop protection products have made them more profitable and improved their livelihoods, as well as enabled the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. The videos showcase smallholder and large-scale farmers from 11 different countries, harvesting a variety of crops.
Highlights of the video series include:
- Chinese farmer Wang Hengming, who is able to send his son to school thanks to the higher yields and increased income enabled by crop protection products.
- A Zambian mother-daughter team whose investment in modern agricultural technologies enabled them to weather a grain market collapse and maintain a successful farm.
- Brazilian farmer Vilimar Bissoni, who has doubled his yields while reducing water consumption and soil erosion since adopting biotech soybeans and maize.
- North American farmers who can provide better quality products, while protecting soil and water resources, thanks to plant science technologies.
These stories and more are available on the CropLife International’s ActionforAg website and YouTube page.
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Published: April 23, 2012