Farm tech in a warming world

17.10.2013

Agriculture

Published 17 October

Farmers from Africa, Argentina, India and Europe said Wednesday that they will need all of the technology science can offer to feed a growing population as the world's changing climate intensifies bad weather.

Santiago del Solar, an agronomist and farmer from Argentina, said during a panel discussion that no-till farming has helped his country adapt to swings between drought and flooding. So has the use of Bt corn, he said. It allows farmers to stretch out the planting season.

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