Certis: protected cropping in 2030

How can protected cropping contribute to a more sustainable food system in the future? 

By 2030 we can expect that: Food production will need to have increased by 70%, to feed 2.3 billion additional people. At the same time food production will be more vulnerable to extreme weather events as a result of climate change. Food security will be high up the political agenda. Increasing food prices may have been a factor in triggering social unrest.

With these and other pressures to be considered, sustainability is an imperative for the future of our food system. Certis Europe is a leading supplier in the speciality and high-value crop market sector, providing customers with access to product choice and solutions to build and protect their business.

Protected cropping, i.e. crops grown in a managed environment, usually under plastic or glass, and protected from the natural elements, is a major contributor of high-value horticultural crops from salad crops, vegetables and soft fruit, through to ornamental plants and flowers.

It is a system that allows for a more sustainable approach to crop management, in particular pest control. There have been significant developments in protected cropping over the last 50- 60 years, and Certis has been involved in the development of Integrated Pest Management programs and innovative technologies that have contributed to moving the industry forward. 

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