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January 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
CRISPR/Cas-mediated genome editing for crop improvement: Current applications and future prospects

This review summarizes the current techniques used for site-directed genome editing in plants, focusing on the CRISPR/Cas system, and discuss their current and future applications for crop biology. The use of these technologies in crop biology has opened up a new era of genome editing-mediated crop breeding. »

July 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Application of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology for the improvement of crops cultivated in the tropical climates: Recent progress, prospects and challenges

This review examines the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in improvement of tropical crops, how it can be applied to improve crops and product quality, and address challenges pertaining to tropical crops. Many success stories on application of CRISPR/Cas9 in genome editing of tropical crops have not been reported yet. »

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. »