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Valargro conducts 2-day meet on “Future of Farming” in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, May 26 (UNI) Valargro, a global leader in the field of biostimulants and other specialty nutrients for plants onducted a two-day meeting on “Future of Farming here on Saturday.
Valagro India has base at Hyderabad and operates in India out of Hyderabad.
Valagro Group Chief Operating Officer, COO Dr Prem Warrier, BSF India Limited CMD Dr Raman Ramachandran, Valagro India Country Manager Lucas Fornara and Dr Alberto Piaggesti, Director, R&D, Valagro were participated in the inaugural function.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prem Warrier, an agricultural scientist said "world population is expected to touch 9.8 billion in 2050 and global food production must increase 79 per cent by 2050 to meet the future needs,".
"The annual cereal production must rise by 42 and beef production 100 per cent. There will be a 19 per cent increase of agricultural water consumption by 2050". he added
"We need to produce 70 per cent more food, 50 per cent more water and 30 to 40 per energy by the year 2050," he said.
"But, the agricultural productivity will slow to 1.7 per cent. We need USD 84 billion in investment to meet the growing needs," he stressed.
Dr Prem said not only the world population growing by leaps and bounds but the longevity of the people is increasing, so we need to feed more people and that means we need to produce more food.
"And that is the big challenge to the farming community in the world," he added.
"In the complex context of the effects of climate change, scarcity of fundamental resources and low land yields, how can agriculture constantly become more productive and efficient to produce additional food for an ever-growing world population in a sustainable way?”, Dr Prem said.
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Light rains in Himachal

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