Advocates of biotechnology affirm that the application of genetic engineering to develop transgenic crops will increase world agricultural productivity, enhance food security, and move agriculture away from a dependence on chemical inputs helping to reduce environmental problems. Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population increase, the impact of climate change on crop production, and limited. Role of biotechnology in ensuring food security, sustainable agriculture january 11, 2018 comments off on role of biotechnology in ensuring food security,. Scientists are pushing african governments to embrace biotechnology to address threats faced by the agricultural sector & leading to food insecurity. The fao suggests that agricultural biotechnology has a central role in meeting the food security challenge.
Hunger and population outgrowing food supply have been an age-long issue the english scholar and cleric, thomas malthus raised the issue in 1798 in his now famous malthusian theory of population. Biotechnology -- a solution to hunger the environmental impact of gm crops is important with regard to creating food security in biotechnology scientists. International association, based in brussels, belgium, which promotes agricultural technologies such as pesticides and plant biotechnology.
3rd international conference on agriculture, food security and biotechnology april 26th - 27th, 2017 islamabad, pakistan support biotechnology for food security in the. This essay is an attempt to demonstrate why and how biotechnology and agricultural technology have been recommended in the quest to increase food production and reduce its cost - biotechnology and food security introduction. Biotechnology, food safety and security: policy linkages and challenges prof jasper k imungi, phd department of food.
Biotechnology for improving food security in rwanda daphrose gahakwa, theodore asiimwe, ntizo senkensha, jöelle kajuga, placide rukundo, esperance munganyinka and. A global recession, along with highly increased food prices in many countries in unregenerate manner, have caused some 100 million more people than last year suffering from silent hunger and poverty that would leave the world extremely vulnerable the global food crisis potentially imposes a serious. Biotechnology and food security in the 21st century ismail serageldin biotechnology can contribute to future food security if it beneÞts sustain.
The benefits and challenges of biotechnology increasing food security the world’s population is expected increase from its current 7 billion to over 9 billion by. According to david lawrence, biotechnology, like all technologies, is not in itself good or bad it’s what we do with it that decides. Plant biotechnology and food security in latin america and the caribbean.
Hunger and population outgrowing food supply have been an age-long issue the english scholar and cleric, thomas malthus, raised the issue in 1798, in his now famous malthusian theory of population the malthusian theory of population is a theory of exponential population growth and arithmetic food. Motivation for global food security arose from concern about the difficulty scientists and policy makers have in keeping up with the expanding volume. She said that advances in science had resulted in accelerated development, including the application of biotechnology in agriculture, to improve overall livelihood, productivity and food security.