FytoFend develops biological elicitors (natural stimulators of plant defenses) against a range of diseases among which:
World agriculture relies heavily on chemicals for crop growth and protection.
Current problems encountered by conventional pesticides concern on one hand their efficacy which is regularly broken down by rapidly evolving pathogens. On the other hand, several active substances present up to now in classical pesticides have negative toxicological profiles for both humans and the environment.
Agriculture also faces many challenges. One of them will be to provide food for 9 billion people by 2050, while arable land and the number of farmers are constantly decreasing. In addition, environment protection now appears fundamental. As such, a large number of chemicals will disappear. In other words, it's about producing more and better with less.