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FAO Report Promotes Biotechnology as Key Tool in Facing Climate Change
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: April 21, 2017 10:08AM

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released
its annual report on The State of Food and Agriculture focusing on impacts
of climate change on agriculture and the implications for food security.
According to the report, there is an urgent need to support smallholders in
adapting to climate change. Farmers, pastoralists, fisherfolk and community
foresters are dependent on tasks that involve climate and at the same time,
these groups are also the most vulnerable to climate change. Thus, there is
a greater need for access to technologies, markets, information, and credit
for investment to adjust their production systems and practices to climate

"Biotechnologies, both low- and high-tech, can help small-scale producers in
particular to be more resilient and to adapt better to climate change," the
report indicates. Although the other sections of the report focus mainly on
innovation through management practices, it was highlighted that "some
practices may depend on the outcomes of biotechnology, such as improved

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