The population of the Earth is set to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. However, the number of young adults going into the agriculture industry is quickly declining. AGCO knows the importance of attracting the best and the brightest talent to the ag industry, because they will feed, clothe and fuel the world for generations to come.

AGCO, a Fortune 300 global leader in the agricultural machinery industry headquartered in Georgia, is a proud sponsor of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) world forum and symposium in Atlanta June 18-20. Guest speaker Eric Raby, Vice President Global Marketing & Commercial Development of AGCO Corporation, will outline how Africa can play a decisive role in transforming global agriculture and meeting future needs.

Did you know?

  • It takes one American farmer to feed 155 people worldwide.
  • The average age of a farmer in the US is 57.
  • Farmers will have to produce more food in the next 50 years than in the past 10,000 years combined.
  • Africa has 20% of the world’s population but only 11% of the world’s arable land. Roughly 80% is uncultivated. 
Look for more news from the IFAMA conference during the week of June 16.AG