Breeding in plants and animals
We believe that enhancing natural selection (breeding) is a critical component required for the continuous improvement of agricultural production systems.
Our experience tells us that breeding programmes centered on the health and productivity of plants and livestock are a critical component in improving efficiency in food production. Increasing sophistication in genetic analysis is already helping to accelerate the efficacy of breeding programmes; and species where genetic progress has historically lagged – beef, fish and sheep for example – will present new opportunities.
Examples of our investments consistent with this theme: