Climate change represents a challenge for all, for citizens and for any actor in the agri-food chain, starting with the breeders. The need to produce in a sustainable way to the benefit of the environment is not the only challenge. Our eating habits and modern lifestyle lead to the emergence of pathologies that need to be treated – starting with food.
In some regions of the world, the access to affordable and nutritious food continues to be a major issue. To cope with these challenges, innovations are needed. Advanced breeding methods offer additional and more efficient possibilities for breeding, and the targeted development of desired characteristics in plants.
In the following overview, we have accumulated some application examples of new breeding methods and their intended or proven benefits. Using the reference links, you can always access the source directly for further insights and information.