In 1940, one farmer supplied about 11 people with food for the year. Changes over time -especially in technology – mean that today the average farmer in the United States supplies 155 people with food for the year.
How many industries can match that kind of productivity growth?
But history is not important.
A more important question is …Where will the next phase of growth come from?
Has technology still got potential for us? Have new pesticides? Or doe we need new practices, new systems of crop growth.
We certainly need new ideas if we are to feed the growing global population.