Agrochemicals for crop resistance to climate change

Ana I. Caño-Delgado


    Ana I. Caño-Delgado


    Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica, Spain


    Climate change hampers agricultural production, causes huge economic losses and poses a threat to global sustainability and food security. Current climate models forecast an increase in the frequency of heat waves and longer periods of drought in the coming decades. Therefore, strengthening the resilience of crops to higher temperatures and drought will be crucial to mitigate the impact of climate change on agricultural production and global wellness.

    Agrochemicals which protect crops from climate-related stressors offer the possibility of enhancing yield, while maintaining a sustainable agricultural system. However, there is a lack of such technologies currently available.

    This project aims to achieve the valorization and development of an innovative product that fills this gap in the agrotech sector.