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November 9, 2017Knowledge Portal
Insect pests and crop losses

This book chapter discusses crop losses caused by insect pests. Modern agricultural technology has enabled us to largely keep pace with the increasing human population through increased productivity. But in addition to causing environmental deterioration, it has also resulted in increasing losses by pests, pathogens and weeds. »

September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Policy support for sustainable crop intensification in Eastern Africa

This article looks at the level of policy support for Sustainable Crop Intensification (SCI) in Eastern Africa. Designing and implementing policies that address the bottlenecks to SCI interventions is pertinent to address low crop productivity. However, little attention is geared towards analyzing the existing policies and examining their provision in addressing the key challenges. »

January 30, 2017Knowledge Portal
Innovative farming and forestry across the emerging world: the role of genetically modified crops and trees

This book makes the “business case” for the role of biotechnology innovations for sustainable development in emerging and developing economies. It seeks to support the factual debate on biosciences and technology for developing and emerging economies. »