2 edition of Biotechnology for resource poor farmers in Zimbabwe found in the catalog.
Biotechnology for resource poor farmers in Zimbabwe
John J. Woodend
|Statement||John J. Woodend, Figuhr Muza.|
|Contributions||Muza, Figuhr., Biotechnology Forum of Zimbabwe., ENDA Zimbabwe|
|LC Classifications||SB106.B56 W66 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 105 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||105|
|LC Control Number||98981341|
Biosafety Regulatory Systems in Africa. Poor Farmers. Routledge, Oxon. p This could be achieved by optimizing natural resource management, particularly irrigation, fertilizer and Author: E. Jane Morris. farmers. The key principles, practices and benefits are described and explained, based on field experience from implementation in Zimbabwe. Section 2 contains information and advice on how to promote conservation agriculture among farmers in Zimbabwe. This section highlights approaches to working with farmers, and training methods that have.
All these points make a compelling case for reviving global research efforts to develop technology that will improve the productivity of small-scale, resource poor farmers. makers are actively trying to assist farmers to diversify to other crops. The evidence so far shows little uptake and the key question is why are farmers so reluctant in diversifying away from tobacco. Zimbabwe is a country grappling with many ills including political disharmony, high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, high malnutrition rates and a.
In the s, Zimbabwe was a net exporter of maize before the fast-track land reform programme in which thousands of people were resettled on . The Impact of Conservation Agriculture on Food Security in three low veldt districts of Zimbabwe PaulWagstaffandMalachyHarty1 Conservationagriculture(CA)isnotanewtechnologyandthereis Poor Farmers GKN CFVery Poor GKS Very Poor Farmers GKS CFPoor GKS Poor Farmers GKS Kgs Produced Groundnuts.
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The book examines the issues by reviewing the experience of GM, insect-resistant cotton, the most widely grown GM crop in developing countries. The book begins with an introduction to agricultural biotechnology, a brief examination of the history of cotton production technology (and the institutions required to support that technology), and a.
Farmers in Zimbabwe raise mainly cows, goats, chicken and sheep. Many diseases that reduce productivity for these farmers can be prevented by observing good hygiene, management and nutrition. Since farming is the most important source of income and sustenance for about three quarters of the population of SSA, there is no doubt that agricultural biotechnology (agbiotech) can make very substantial contributions toward increasing food production by rural resource-poor farmers, while preserving declining resources such as forests, soil.
make them available to resource-poor farmers. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Medicine Biotechnology has so far had its greatest impact in medicine. Its application in making recombi-nant vaccines and recombinant insulin for treat-ing diabetes has been a great success.
The applications of biotechnology to agriculture could be equally as powerful. Current Trends and the Future of Biotechnology in Zimbabwe. Local Biotechnology experts have called for more awareness, the promotion of biotechnology research and a review of the government policy on genetically modified organisms in order to provide solutions in food security and.
Box 1: Ten key (sometimes hidden) assumptions of the pro-poor biotech advocates l The priority for tackling poverty and food insecurity needs to be through focused technological transfer to support agricultural development, rather than broader institutional reforms and livelihood responses.
IFPRI’s research on genetic resource and seed system policies focuses on understanding these changes and on developing policies to promote sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity by enhancing poor farmers’ access to diverse crop genetic resources. in Zambezi Valley found in the north eastern district of Zimbabwe, where Farmer Field Schools have been modified to suit the farmer’s conditions.
The research looked at the suitability of the Farmer Field Schools as a learning process for the resource poor farmers of the Zambezi Valley. Delivery of Agricultural Technology to Resource-poor Farmers in Africa HODEBA D.
MIGNOUNA,a MATHEW M. ABANG,b GOSPEL OMANYA,a FRANCIS NANG’AYO,a MPOKO BOKANGA,a RICHARD BOADI,a NANCY MUCHIRI,a AND EUGENE TERRYc aAfrican Agricultural Technology Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya bInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Giza, Cairo, Egypt Cited by: 5.
Zimbabwe - Biotechnology Research and Development Laboratories or Services in Agriculture Zimbabwe - Biotechnology This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data. across government departments and support the uptake of agricultural biotechnologies to improve yields for smallholder farmers.
developing world (Evenson and Gollin ). Newer biotechnology techniques also rely on PGRFA to ensure transfer of valuable traits for the benefit of poor farmers. Farmers around the world can benefit from crops that have higher (maintained) yield potential, increased productivity, and cutting-edge resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
is no doubt that agricultural biotechnology (agbio-tech) can make very substantial contributions toward increasing food production by rural resource-poor farmers, while preserving declining resources such as forests, soil, water, and arable land (Bunders and Broerse, ).
However, application of modern bio-Cited by: Biotechnology R&D should also focus on high value commodity crops such as cotton, soybean and vegetables that can increase resource-poor farmers income through crop diversification; (3) The development and provision of technology for resource-poor farmers must be simple, low cost with little or no risk to human health and environment; (4 Cited by: John J.
Woodend has written: 'Biotechnology for resource poor farmers in Zimbabwe' -- subject(s): Agricultural innovations, Farms, Small, Plant biotechnology, Small Farms 'Biotechnology and.
He believes that such science is possible in Tanzania - and that agricultural biotechnology remains the best option to improving food production among resource-poor farmers, says the country's.
Biotechnology research, development, applications and management in Zimbabwe: Review Article (PDF Available) in Scientific research and essays 4(9) October with 3, Reads.
Tissue culture has been shown to improve food and nutrition security, increase incomes and enhance biodiversity.  In particular, the technology is useful for reducing plant breeding times or creating large amounts of plant material for research or distribution to farmers especially for crops important to food security in developing countries.
Most notably, the technique has been applied to. In parallel with crop biotechnology, poor farmers can also benefit from advances in animal biotechnology due to a livestock revolution occurring now in most developing countries.
Research has shown that the rural poor and landless get a higher share of their income from livestock than better-off rural people. U.S.-based aid groups and research institutes increasingly are divided over the promotion of biotechnology for Africa's farmers.
The debate is putting several aid contributors at the center of the. Moreover, crop performance and pest management, benefits of biotechnology, translate into economic benefits for farmers, as well as environmental benefits.
According to PG Economics, net income for farmers growing biotech crops increased by more than $27 billion globally over the period. Researchers in Zimbabwe are investigating aflatoxin exposure among maize farmers and ways to reduce it under a 30 month project involving 12 wards in the Shamva and Makoni Districts.
The project is being implemented by Action Contre la Faim and the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Family Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe in partnership. Agriculture in Zimbabwe has long suffered from meagre State investment, poor training, and limited access to farming equipment and credit — not to mention the effects of climate change in a.The centre in launched a million-euro ($million) regional project to help more thansmallholder farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe cope with climate change.