AGCO plans to develop more efficient machines and solutions in terms of high fuel efficiency, more efficient harvest systems to increase per acre yield


AGCO announces new sustainable agriculture vision. (Credit: Pixabay/Kai Pilger.)

AGCO, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, has relaunched its vision by committing to provide farmers with sustainable high-tech solutions.

AGCO said that being one of the most essential industries in the world, agriculture will face the impact of a population that is projected to reach 10 billion by 2050.

The company plans to bring more efficient tools to help farmers reduce inputs, while higher yields are achieved. Through technology, innovation and integrated solutions, sustainable productivity can be achieved.

AGCO aims to change the perception of animal welfare with its new solutions

With environmental concerns are driving society’s perception towards agriculture, especially, animal welfare, the company plans to bring cage-free egg equipment and create solutions to reduce stress and to maximise comfort, while maintaining health and encouraging natural behaviour of animals.

The company is planning to make a positive impact not only on farmers using its solutions, but also the communities that they feed and the whole environment as such.

AGCO plans to build advanced farm machines that require less fuel and need to make fewer passes in the field, reducing compacted soil and thus increasing soil fertility.

The precision technology and agronomic solutions from AGCO are also expected to enable farmers to grow and harvest more per acre, making the most from their farmlands.

With better sprayer technology, farmers can apply products only where needed, reducing inputs for healthy food to grow.

The company also plans to produce more efficient harvesting equipment, which can capture more crops. It can lead to better grain and seed storage, letting more produce to enter the market.

AGCO’s next-generation of biosecurity, housing and feeding solutions can offer safer, healthier and more productive conditions for the swine and poultry industry.

AGCO president and CEO Martin Richenhagen said: “Our new vision—Sustainable high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world—better represents our thoughtful approach to helping our farmers and our business continually find better and more sustainable ways to raise the food people need, all around the world.

“As the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day last month, we felt it was the right time to stress the importance of sustainability in our company’s vision.”