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Agriculture Genetically Modified Organisms

299 pages
Arcler Education Inc
To adequately feed the world by the year 2050, FAO (Food and Agriculture organization) estimates that food production must increase by 50 – 66 percent in developed and developing countries consecutively. However, current yield trends show that stagnation or the opposite is happening. Under current farming management regimes, it seems almost impossible to achieve this aim of doubling production. Thus, the front of constant genetic advancement of current agricultural crop and animals are suggested. This book explains the concepts and misconceptions of genetically modified organisms and their potential and threat to sustainable agriculture. The reader is provided with a detailed description of GMO procedures and machines involved. The books also take the readers through the changing definition around GMOs, the organization and policy involved in deferent political regions. By taking the reader through some of the most successful GMOs, the book can help farmers choose the best GMO innovations without fear of negative health and environmental effects.
Author Bio
Nekesah T. Wafullah is a skilled agriculture expert from Kenya with extensive knowledge in agricultural energy value addition products, agricultural business management services, project management, various forms of fertilizer, their production, sales, marketing aspects and application regimes; cross border fertilizer trade policies; youth and women empowerment and volunteerism. She is adept at project planning and management as well as creating simple solutions to complex problems. She has experience within agricultural markets in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)- Bukavu and Lubumbashi and Uganda. She mentors high school and college students and advocates for better performance in Agricultural science. During her free time, she loves editing books, watching movies, cooking, baking, networking, reading and dancing. Nekesah holds an M Sc. In Agricultural and Applied Economics degree from the University of Nairobi with a major in International Trade and Policy.