COLLABORATION. THE WORLD’S HUNGRY – AND THIRSTY – FOR IT.
SABIC works with partners around the world to help address the growing need for reliable food and water supplies.
We collaborate with farmers to develop specialty nutrients that support the needs of different crops in different regions. As the growing global population increases the demand for food worldwide, this technology is set to help increase global harvests by up to 30% by 2025.
In arid areas, we collaborate with agribusiness, government, and growers to produce bigger harvests with less water. At our Estidamah research center, for example, we have been able to grow tomatoes with only 7 liters of water per kilogram compared to 345 liters per kg in traditional open fields and 200 liters in low-technology greenhouses.
Supporting water supply
Water shortage is a worldwide problem for populations as well as agriculture, with both major cities and remote areas vulnerable. SABIC’s materials are helping to support the growing need for water supply. Our resins are used by innovative filter companies to help desalinate and purify water from new sources. And our new piping can reduce installation time when upgrading city infrastructure.