The CRT recognises that the struggle for a sustainable and affordable food supply has become increasingly difficult over the last decades. As populations grow, food demands are growing while supply is under increased pressure. There will be less land available for farming and more risks to agricultural production in the face of climate change. On top of that, demands on agriculture are increasingly varied: from food quality to a greener living environment and bio-based products.
In addition, the fact that a key element in enhancing the production of crops are the quality of seeds appears largely ignored. Development of the seed sector to boost production is an area the CRT will focus on in order to create a dynamic movement within annual crop production.
From seed treatment technologies, research and innovation into plant biotechnology and biodiversity and more ensuring that all types of crops from pulses and seeds to oil and fibre crops are developed at an optimal level. Higher quality products made more widely available will serve many areas from increasing trade a reduction in costs, a more fluid focus on diversity and even a reduction in famine.
Working closer with farmers, land owners, scientific research centres, together with logistical and quality control institutions, traders we will strive to ensure production meets the ever growing demands of a modern global society increasingly more integrated and connected.