SAI Platform Conference
FEEDING THE WORLD’S
RAPIDLY GROWING URBAN POPULATION
24 - 27 April 2017, Beijing, China

One of the biggest lessons I have espoused throughout my life is that: “The biggest room there is, is the room for improvement”. I remember growing up in newly independent Zimbabwe, there used be a covetous club of maize farmers called the “10 Tonne Maize Club”, these were the upper echelon producers who could harvest 10 tonnes of maize per hectare. While this was admirable back then, it has become old news because you now have producers getting 20 tonnes per hectare of maize.