Producing More


There will be more than nine billion people living on our planet by 2050. 

That’s roughly a 40 percent increase from today and is equivalent to adding three more Chinas to our current population. 

In 2050, just like now, people will look to agriculture to provide their most basic needs – food, clothing and energy. Combine this with the mounting pressure on food supplies and increasing demands for protein in many regions of the world. Taken together, population growth and dietary shifts will double food demand by 2050. 

This means farmers must produce more in the next few decades than they have in the past 10,000 years combined.

Monsanto works with farmers around the world to help make agriculture more productive and more sustainable. We believe through the hard work and dedication of farmers, agriculture can help meet global needs. We are committed to doing our part by developing technologies that enable farmers to get more from every acre of farmland. 

Specifically, we are working to double yields in our core crops of corn, soybeans, cotton and spring-planted canola by 2030, compared to a base year of 2000. These yield gains will come from a combination of advanced plant breeding, biotechnology and improved farm-management practices.