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Challenges Created by Population Growth

Feeding the world – agricultural output must double by 2050

  • Gross output must increase @ 3.4% annually in next 10 years

vs. 2.4% annual growth in past 10 years

  • Natural resources under strain, especially water

Massive urbanization – migration from rural areas creates need for roads, power grids, water containment and distribution systems

  • 2010 milestone: For first time, more than half the world

population lives in cities

  • 2050: More than 70 percent will live in cities

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| Deere & Company

| August 2011

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