Crop Biotech Update

Scientists Review Ag Biotech Progress in sub-Saharan Africa

March 2, 2012

Scientists at the Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, published a review about the progress of agricultural biotechnology in terms of providing food security and reduction of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the report, growth rates of crops under traditional plant breeding are declining, and thus, scientific advances offered by biotechnology, precision turning, and other improved practices are necessary to increase agricultural yields. The authors believe that if yield increases, the farmers would have enough for their family consumption and for sale to gain income.

Read the review article at http://www.primejournal.org/PRB/pdf/2012/feb/Chikaire%20and%20Nnadi.pdf.