Africa’s future … can biosciences contribute?

Africa’s future … can biosciences contribute?

Place: 
Cambridge
Publisher: 
Lavenham Press
Phys descriptions: 
136pp., ill, tabales
Date published: 
2014
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Region: 
Corporate Author: 
Banson
Editor: 
Brian Heap|David Bennett
ISBN: 
978-0-9563387-7-8
Call No: 
57(6) BAN
Abstract: 

By 2050 the world’s population will rise to 9 billion. To satisfy demand, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has predicted that food production will need to increase by 70 per cent. Meanwhile, land and water resources are increasingly being degraded and depleted, which has serious implications for developing countries, and in particular for the African continent. These are huge challenges, but one possible solution is for farmers to combine their expert local knowledge with recent advances in biosciences.

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CITATION: Banson. Africa’s future … can biosciences contribute? edited by Brian Heap|David Bennett . Cambridge : Lavenham Press , 2014. - Available at: http://library.au.int/africa’s-future-…-can-biosciences-contribute-10