Posts Tagged "Plant Biotechnology"

CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science in Agriculture this Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in News Releases |

SINGAPORE, 22 April 2016 – As the world prepares to recognize Earth Day, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to herald the contributions being made through plant science technology to sustainable agriculture in the region and around the globe.“Earth Day is a time to take stock and recommit ourselves to practices that ensure good stewardship of  the environment around us,” said Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia. “As the number of people inhabiting our planet continues to grow, the challenges facing our farmers mount as well.  We look to our farmers to grow...

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Public Private Partnerships

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in |

From feeding a population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, to protecting soil, water and natural habitats, the world’s farmers are faced with many challenges. As a result, farmers need innovative solutions more than ever before. Through the partnership of the public & private sectors, innovative collaborations are providing farmers with access to plant science technologies, as well as new practices and knowledge, to help farmers meet these challenges. Benefits of public-private partnerships Through the partnership of the public and private sectors, organizations are able to work...

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Food Security

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in |

Seven billion is a lot of people to feed but it is also the reality of our world population right now. And with higher birth rates continuing in many developing nations, we’ll need to feed more than 9 billion people by 2050. While food security becomes an increasing challenge, farmers have a shrinking amount of land on which they can plant and harvest crops. The good news is that there are new technologies to help farmers grow more food on their existing land and increase food security. For example, production of major crops has more than tripled since 1960. The yields for rice, a staple...

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