Nano-Pesticides and Fertilizers: Solutions for Global Food Security

Nanomaterials (Basel). 2023 Dec 28;14(1):90. doi: 10.3390/nano14010090.


Nanotechnology emerges as an important way to safeguard global food security amid the escalating challenges posed by the expansion of the global population and the impacts of climate change. The perfect fusion of this breakthrough technology with traditional agriculture promises to revolutionize the way agriculture is traditionally practiced and provide effective solutions to the myriad of challenges in agriculture. Particularly noteworthy are the applications of nano-fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture, which have become milestones in sustainable agriculture and offer lasting alternatives to traditional methods. This review meticulously explores the key role of nano-fertilizers and pesticides in advancing sustainable agriculture. By focusing on the dynamic development of nanotechnology in the field of sustainable agriculture and its ability to address the overarching issue of global food security, this review aims to shed light on the transformative potential of nanotechnology to pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable future for agriculture.

Keywords: food security; nano-fertilizers; nano-pesticides; nanotechnology; sustainable agriculture.

Publication types

  • Review

Grants and funding

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 22076199 and No. 22241601) and the National Key R&D Program of China (No. 2018YFC1602305).