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Klaus Palme (Internal Senior Fellow, School of Life Sciences - LIFENET): "Feeding the planet and the impact of sustainable agriculture"

Wann 04.11.2009
von 18:30 bis 19:30
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum
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Can we feed the planet?

Nearly one billion people suffer from malnutrition around the world, many of whom die each year. But the human population still continues to grow and compete for arable land and other scarce resources. Against this background it will be a major challenge for the agronomists of tomorrow to secure a reliable supply of food for humans and livestock alike. In many of our major crops, yields stopped increasing many years ago. Thus, there is an urgent need for combining all available tools to enhance the speed and efficiency of plant breeding. An overview will be given on the past, the present status, currently available technologies and future perspectives.