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Food production in developing countries - the role of plant biotechnology

D. I. Ferreira
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 14, No 1 | a602 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v14i1.602 | © 1995 D. I. Ferreira | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 1995 | Published: 10 July 1995

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D. I. Ferreira,, South Africa

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Abstract

The world is facing major problems with regard to food production. Agricultural land suffers from various conditions which make it less efficient for crop production while the rapid population growth, especially in developing countries, raises concern for sustainable food production. The Green Revolution has failed to secure sustainable food production and it is hoped that biotechnology will facilitate the transition to more sustainable agriculture. Excellent progress has been made with both Cell Biology (tissue culture) and Molecular Biology (genetic engineering).

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