Social Impact

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Food Security – Drought Resistance
kgsagro.com_socialimpact11Developing Country farmer suicides – India witnesses more than 15,000 farmer suicides each year with the suicide rate being highest among cotton farmers in states such as Maharashtra. Crop loss has been cited as one of the largest factors leading to such cases. KGS Technology has the potential to uplift these smallholder farmers by providing resistance against drought, diseases, and increasing their farm income by up to 3x. KGS has achieved 75% yield increases in cotton in India

Food Security – Self Sufficiency

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KGS Technology has the potential of bringing food security to the food deficit regions of Africa & Asia and is collaborating with major International Non-Profit Organizations

Environment – Reduced Greenhouse Emission

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Nitrous oxide is released from the soil to the atmosphere through the microbial processes of de- nitrification. A variety of management practices such the heavy application of fertilizer leads to a greater release of Nitrogen from the soil. KGS technology helps reduce N2O emissions by both reducing dependence on nitrate fertilizers and also reducing the process of de-nitrification, thus allowing for more efficient utilization of Nitrogen by crops

Environment – Reduced Water Contamination

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Use of excess fertilizer, especially phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N), can run off into surface water or leach into ground water, resulting in the pollution of water. KGS Technology allows for a 30% reduction in fertilizers and more efficiently contains fertilizer within the soil for use by plants, thus resulting in significantly lower fertilizer runoff and leaching into groundwater

Environment – Sustainable Approach

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KGS Technology develops a productive agro-ecosystem without negative ‘externalities’ or the unwanted side effects of conventional agriculture. KGS Technology allows farms to build a natural and resilient ecosystem

Farm Income – Improved Livelihood

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Health – Low Residual Harmful Pesticides

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Global pesticide consumption has tripled over the last two decades. With rapid urbanization and increasing food demand in countries such as China, pesticide use has increased to alarming levels, resulting in high residual pesticides in the food consumed. KGS products improve immunity and plant resistance against diseases & pests, thereby allowing for lower use of chemical pesticides

Health – Better Nutrition

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KGS Technology results in better nutritional content in crops. For example, the use of KGS products on soybean increases the amount of protein and oil content of the grain resulting in much higher nutritional value for processors and consumers

Health – Food Adequacy

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KGS Technology, with a 20%+ yield increase, and even higher yield increases in developing regions, could potentially address the issue of undernourishment and food security across the globe

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