Fair Play On Farm-Saved SeedPlant Breeding Matters


Access to improved crop varieties – delivered to market by the commercial plant breeding and seeds sector – is the foundation for successful, productive agriculture.

Over the past 30 years more than 90% of the yield gains in our major crops are due to plant breeding innovation. Faced with the global challenges of food security, climate change and pressure on the world’s finite natural resources, continued progress in plant breeding is the single most important factor in meeting the food, feed and fuel needs of a world population set to reach 9.6 billion by 2050.

Plant breeders develop, test and bring new crop varieties to market, and their innovation contributes to improving the quality, performance and productivity of our agricultural and horticultural crops.

Please click on the thumbnails below to open/download the documents about plant breeders, their work and achievements in a separate window.

Please also click on these links for more information http://www.plantbreedingmatters.com/ and http://www.fairplay.org.uk/

BSPB Plant Breeding Matters Autumn 2015 Plant Breeding Matters BSPB Plant Breeding for Sustainability


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