Plant Science Post

Agriculture: A $2.4 Trillion Industry Worth Protecting

October 7, 2015
Economic Development

Over one billion people worldwide work in agriculture generating $2.4 trillion for the global economy. Plant science innovations are vital to keep crops healthy and maintain this thriving economy. Check out these five graphics which show just how important it is to protect the farming industry. (See the full infographic here).

1: Over a billion jobs


2: Vital for developing nations


3: Huge role of women


4: Massive economic boost


5: Adding trillions to the bottom line


Source: FAO, World Bank, American Economic Association