Agriculture, biotechnology and quest to avert hunger in Africa

08.04.2013

People's Daily

Published on 8 April

In the recent times, the ever-increasing world population has become a major threat to humanity, even as quest to achieving food security particularly in Africa, is hitherto a mirage considering the proportion of those who go to bed on empty stomach across the globe.

Going by the recent and shocking statistics by experts that world population would rise to a disquieting 9 billion people by 2050, and that nearly one billion go to bed hungry daily, there is urgent need especially in Africa, to begin to utilize and expand the myriads ofagricultural potentials domiciled in the continent’s rich soil.

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