By Josef Nösberger, Hartwig H Geiger, Paul C Struik
This ebook contains keynote invited papers from the 3rd overseas Crop technology Congress held in Hamburg, Germany in August 2000. All papers were ready and revised inside of strict editorial guidance to make sure that the paintings is a balanced overview textual content that gives an outline of the foremost matters confronting crop technology this present day and sooner or later. It consequently represents an appropriate complicated textbook for college students in addition to supplying examine staff concise overviews of subject matters adjoining to their parts of study. members contain best international gurus from Europe, North and South the US, Africa, Asia and Australia.
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Applying chemical fertilizer to the land can prevent nutrient depletion. In many countries there is a significant resistance to chemical fertilizer. In the long run, this is a threat to food security. This may be overcome by better practices and by example. Introduction of N-fixation for new crops could be interesting, but it probably still remains in the distant future and will only be really helpful if poor farmers have economic access and do not resist genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Lastly, much more attention is required to recycling between production and consumption sites, even though this will increase cost.
1999). Without any doubt, this is the more complex, the more difficult way of increasing food production. It requires agricultural research to generate a steady flow of technological innovations and adapting them to local ecological conditions. Crop science research has an important role to play (Cassman, Chapter 3, this volume). Similarly, the institutional and socio-economic framework needs strengthening; it requires educating people, changing their behaviour, modifying institutions, formulating and implementing policies often against well entrenched interests and political power structures.
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