Established in 1992, Ag Biotech has prioritized sustainable innovation by bringing biostimulants and biofertilizers to the agricultural global market, shaping the landscape of farming practices and the resilience of farmers in developing countries. At the heart of Ag Biotech’s mission lies a commitment to sustainable intensification that supports our growing global food demand, aligning seamlessly with several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs include Zero Hunger, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life on Land, and Partnerships for the Goals.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
In our rapidly growing global population, sustainable agriculture is critical to provide accessible and affordable food for people. Achieving zero hunger is foundational for human well-being and global stability. Sustainable agriculture plays a pivotal role in providing nutritious food, reducing malnutrition, and ensuring the long-term viability of farming systems.
Currently we have partners in over 20 countries across North and Central America, the Caribbean, East Africa, and Southeast Asia, and expansions in Europe and Northern Africa. Ag Biotech actively collaborates with farmers globally, tailoring our sustainable solutions to the specific needs and challenges faced by communities. Through this tailored approach, we strive to empower farmers to achieve food security while minimizing environmental impact.
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Decent work and economic growth are essential for poverty reduction and social development. The goal emphasizes the creation of quality jobs, ensuring fair wages, and fostering economic opportunities in our rapidly shifting global economy.
Ag Biotech’s impact extends beyond the fields, reaching the very core of economic sustainability and playing a vital role in job creation within the agricultural sector. By providing sustainable solutions, we not only enhance farm productivity but also contribute to the creation of decent work opportunities for individuals involved in the agricultural value chain.
By supporting rural farmers to maximize their yields, thus their return on investment for their crops, they stay actively competitive in the agricultural market. In Vietnam, for instance, the use of Bio Shot has led to a 25% increase in rice yield, meanwhile in East Africa, Ag Biotech’s biofertilizers have been shown to increase maize yield by up to 30%, significantly enhancing food security and farmer income.
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Responsible consumption and production are critical for minimizing environmental impact, conserving natural resources, and addressing the challenges of climate change. It addresses the need to reduce waste generation, promote resource efficiency, and ensure sustainable consumption patterns.
By providing sustainable solutions for farmers with biostimulants and biofertilizers, Ag Biotech supports responsible consumption by reducing the dependence on synthetic chemicals and fertilizers. This shift towards more sustainable agricultural practices contributes to responsible production, ensuring that the environmental impact of farming activities is minimized.
The use of synthetic fertilizers has detrimental effects on the local ecosystems, both on land and in the water. Our desired transition away from synthetic fertilizers towards more natural solutions supports healthy and productive soil for current crops and future generations.
SDG 13: Climate Action
Climate action is crucial for preserving ecosystems, protecting communities from climate-related disasters, and ensuring a sustainable future. Sustainable agriculture plays a significant role in mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects. It recognizes that climate change is a global challenge that requires collaborative efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience.
As our global temperature continues to increase with the release of greenhouse gas emissions, weather patterns are becoming more intense and less predictable. In Asia, annual rainfall is more extreme, leading to floods and a loss in crops and revenue. Meanwhile in East Africa, a 40-year drought has been relieved by torrential downpours, leading to catastrophic flooding.
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, Ag Biotech actively promotes sustainable solutions that reduce the associated carbon footprint as well as promote healthy and fertile soil conditions. The integration of biostimulants and biofertilizers into farming systems minimizes the reliance on synthetic chemicals, including costly fertilizers, reducing the carbon footprint associated with conventional farming practices, as well as increasing the resilience of the land in drought-prone areas.
SDG 15: Life on Land
Healthy terrestrial ecosystems are vital for biodiversity, climate regulation, and supporting human livelihoods. The goal emphasizes the need to halt deforestation, restore degraded land, and promote sustainable land management practices. Our interconnected world and the human species as a whole are dependent on effective land management practices.
The health of our planet’s soil is intricately tied to the flourishing of life on land. Ag Biotech’s focus on sustainable intensification directly promotes practices that preserve soil health and nutrient content. Through our innovative solutions, Ag Biotech empowers farmers to cultivate the land while safeguarding its long-term viability, contributing to the broader goal of sustaining life on Earth and being conscious stewards of the land we rely on.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Building effective partnerships is essential for mobilizing resources, sharing knowledge, and fostering collective action to address global challenges. It emphasizes the need for global collaboration between governments, the private sector, and civil society to implement and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Ag Biotech’s commitment to collaborating with farmers, distributors, and agricultural organizations globally contributes to the collective effort required to achieve sustainable development. Our commitment to technical excellence, expertise in the biostimulants and biofertilizers markets, and dedication to sustainable intensification make us the ideal choice for enhancing agricultural productivity while protecting the environment.
In the agricultural market, Ag Biotech emerges as a leader, showcasing that sustainable intensification is not just a goal but a reality. By aligning with key UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to hunger eradication, decent work, economic growth, responsible consumption and production, climate action, and life on land, Ag Biotech is actively contributing to a more sustainable and resilient agricultural future.
As our company continues to pioneer advancements in biostimulants and biofertilizers, its impact reverberates globally, nurturing the soil, feeding the hungry, and supporting responsible consumption and production for a greener tomorrow.