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IGC
Dereudre says grains sector needs
quicker access to new technology
by Chris Lyddon
T
he grains sector needs innovation and access
to new technology to feed a growing population,
delegates were told on June 11 at the
International Grains Council (IGC) Grains Conference
2024 in London, England. Some are hoping that political
changes in Europe will speed up approval of new
products and varieties.
Eric Dereudre, vice president of international government
and industry affairs for Corteva, an agricultural
chemical and seed company, said that " sustainable
productivity growth is the most effective solution to
address both increasing demand for food and environmental
goals. "
" We must produce more with less, " he said, noting
that farmers have increased productivity over the last 50
years to feed a doubling population while global maize
(corn) production almost doubled in the last 30 years.
" Land use optimization is the very first component
of the very complex equation between production and
sustainability, " he said.
There is already a " very large gap " between the productivity
growth needed and what is being achieved,
something which is " not due to lack of effort from the
agriculture sector, " Dereudre said.
" All the innovation in the world can only be half the
solution, " he said. " Fast technology adoption is needed. "
He complained that " it takes almost 16 years for a
biotech trait to reach the market. It can take over 13
years from the lab to the field for plant protection products
to reach the market. Even biopesticides and biologicals
which everybody wants can be over 10 years
from lab to market. "
" Innovation is slowed down by regulatory uncertainties, "
Dereudre said.
Even where regulations were in place, there was
fragmentation and continued deglobalization, he said.
" Farmers who are not allowed to access technologies
are at a competitive disadvantage (compared to) farmers
from another part of the world and may become inadvertent
proponents of protectionist policies, " he said.
" There's one thing that we should all acknowledge: It
will be impossible for every single country to become
self-sufficient in everything. International trade will remain
a crucial component of global food security. "
Green Deal backlash
Iliana Axiotiades, secretary general of the European
grain trade association COCERAL, focused on possible
Several hundred delegates gathered in London in
early June at the International Grains Council Grains
Conference 2024.
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