The world’s population continues to grow faster than our ability to feed it.

Going at the current rate, India will overtake China to be the world’s most populous country by 2035, that’s less than 20 years from today.

Everyone in this country - from cities, to villages should be able to afford a balanced meal and have access to shelter and acessible clothing.

To meet the needs of the growing population, in the next 50 years, our farmers will soon have to produce more food and fibre than they have in the past 10,000 years, combined.

We have been working with various partners over the past 40 years to help the natíon’s agriculture progress and meet the many challenges of the future.

Better Crops for Better Lives

Today, Agriculture needs better inputs, technologies and techniques to improve productivity and help it meet the aspirations of the farmers.

Food security is challenged by rapid population growth, climate change and drought. To enable agriculture meet these challenges, we are striving to equip the farmer with multiple tools ranging from improved seeds and biotech traits, crop protection solutions and data driven services that help him improve productivity from his land while conserving scarce natural resources. Through Dr. Dekalb Farm Care in India, we have provided India’s corn farmers timely agronomic information to help them improve productivity and realize better price for their crops.

Meeting the challenge.

Addressing the food challenges of tomorrow will take action today.

Meeting India's and the world’s food needs.

India has the largest arable land and is also one of the largest producers of food in the world. Despite that, India has ranked 63rd out of 120 countries as per the Global Hunger Index.

In India, more than 50% of the population depends on agriculture for their survival.

Which is why innovations in agriculture are extremely critical for feeding a growing population and driving a billion dreams.

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Undernourishment of Total Population
reported between 2011 - 2013

No increase - Increase - High Increase
Undernourishment of Total Population Population Change Percentage of Farmable Land

Population Change
projected between 2010 - 2015

No increase - Increase - High Increase

Percentage of Farmable Land
reported between 2011 - 2013

Low - Medium - High
Sources: World Food Programme 2012 hunger map, United Nations 2012 population projections, The World Bank 2009-2013 arable land map.