Plant biotechnology is used to fight against the Cassava Brown Streak Disease that can lead to a 50 percent drop in production. The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century is a not-for-profit international alliance which aims to fill gaps in cassava research and development in order to unlock its potentials. Learn more.
In the video Bill Gates argues that while there is still some improvement possible with conventional breeding, in the long term the GMO derived seeds will provide far better productivity as well as drought and salinity tolerance for plants cultivated in Africa. He believes the African countries will be among the biggest beneficiary of this technology.
Food: How Europe's Choices Affect Others
Do you have enough food to eat every day? And water to cook, shower and even water your flowers? You know that every choice you make has an effect on others around the world - but how much do you know about the effects of putting food on your plate?