The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-2004

Agricultural Biotechnology - Meeting the Needs of the Poor?

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The potential of agricultural biotechnology, especially transgenic crops, to meet the needs of the poor, is explored in this report. An analysis of the socio-economic impacts of technological change in agriculture is discussed, and the safety of transgenic crops for human health and the environment is examined.




The State of Food and Agriculture 200304 was prepared by a team from the Comparative Agricultural Development Service, led by Terri Raney. Team members included Jakob Skoet, André Croppenstedt, Annelies Deuss, Fulvia Fiorenzi, Slobodanka Teodosijevic and Stefano Trento. Secretarial support was provided by Stella Di Lorenzo and Paola Di Santo. General supervision was provided by Randy Stringer, Chief, Comparative Agricultural Development Service, and Prabhu Pingali, Director, Agricultural and Development Economies Division.


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