Rising to India’s population challenge

India is an agricultural superpower, which has achieved extraordinary increases in production as it faces the challenge of feeding what will soon be the world’s largest population. There is a recognition that if India is to feed its population successfully it will need more crop protection products. The market is worth US$2.6 billion a year and at growth of 8% a year is expected to be at US$4.1 billion by 2023. Insecticides have the largest share of the market, but the fastest growth is in herbicides. Here we share a spotlight on population, food demands and crop protection

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