Why Agriculture Needs Technology to Feed the World<br />Jeff Simons<br />President of Elanco<br />
Today, there are nearly 1 billion hungry people around the globe<br />
Increasing Population<br />9 Billion by 2050 <br />Rise in affluence <br />W1<br />W3<br />Population estimates used for t...
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)<br />100 percent increase<br />in world food production by 2050<br />HOW?<br />
Farm more Land? <br />20% Increase<br />
Increased cropping intensity?<br />(harvesting<br />more crops per year from every acre)<br />crops<br />10% Increase<br />
The improvements and discovery of new technologies<br />
Consumers today<br />High-quality, affordable food<br />Taste<br />43.48%<br />
Consumers today<br />We want to make our own choices<br />
Key Takeaways<br />
From 1950—2000, technology helped increase corn yield/acre by 292%. <br />
From 1948—1994, technology helped increase production of eggs & poultry by 411% <br />
Technology helps today’s farmers produce 58% more milk from 64% fewer cows than in 1944<br />
-Keeps food affordable while ensuring<br />maximum consumer choice (Food Diversity)<br />-Organic food<br />-Golden Rice<b...
Total Greenhouse Gas Emissionsper Lb. of Beef (excludes NOx)<br />- 38% decrease<br />
Compared to 1944, for every gallon of milk today, cows generate:<br />-76% less manure<br />-63% smaller carbon footprint ...
Spotlight:Vertical Farming<br />
Personal Rating<br />Easy to read<br />White paper<br />Well balanced<br />Could have provided more statistics and example...
Discussion Time!<br />Agricultural innovation: invention and adoption (macro innovations) or change and adaptation (micro ...
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  1. 1. Why Agriculture Needs Technology to Feed the World<br />Jeff Simons<br />President of Elanco<br />
  2. 2. Today, there are nearly 1 billion hungry people around the globe<br />
  3. 3. Increasing Population<br />9 Billion by 2050 <br />Rise in affluence <br />W1<br />W3<br />Population estimates used for this graphic:<br />W1 = 0.9B, W2 = 3.8B and W3 = 1.8B<br />W2<br />
  4. 4. U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)<br />100 percent increase<br />in world food production by 2050<br />HOW?<br />
  5. 5. Farm more Land? <br />20% Increase<br />
  6. 6. Increased cropping intensity?<br />(harvesting<br />more crops per year from every acre)<br />crops<br />10% Increase<br />
  7. 7. The improvements and discovery of new technologies<br />
  8. 8. Consumers today<br />High-quality, affordable food<br />Taste<br />43.48%<br />
  9. 9. Consumers today<br />We want to make our own choices<br />
  10. 10. Key Takeaways<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. From 1950—2000, technology helped increase corn yield/acre by 292%. <br />
  13. 13. From 1948—1994, technology helped increase production of eggs & poultry by 411% <br />
  14. 14. Technology helps today’s farmers produce 58% more milk from 64% fewer cows than in 1944<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. -Keeps food affordable while ensuring<br />maximum consumer choice (Food Diversity)<br />-Organic food<br />-Golden Rice<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Total Greenhouse Gas Emissionsper Lb. of Beef (excludes NOx)<br />- 38% decrease<br />
  19. 19. Compared to 1944, for every gallon of milk today, cows generate:<br />-76% less manure<br />-63% smaller carbon footprint <br />-65% less water<br />-90% less land <br />
  20. 20. Spotlight:Vertical Farming<br />
  21. 21. Personal Rating<br />Easy to read<br />White paper<br />Well balanced<br />Could have provided more statistics and examples<br />
  22. 22. Discussion Time!<br />Agricultural innovation: invention and adoption (macro innovations) or change and adaptation (micro innovations)?<br />Grain for Food or Grain for Fuel?<br />

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