Running up the down escalator: Food Security in the dry tropics.

Monday March 10th

One third of the global population residues in the semi-arid tropics where 42% of the children in Asia and 27% in Africa are reported to be malnourished. Research in to biotechnology, plant breeding, chemistry, soil, social and economic sciences are all part of the solution. Can these sciences keep ahead of the population explosion, climate change and all the other challenges faced by the farmers in this region? Nigel Poole will discuss.

Nigel is chair of ICRISAT (International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), lecturer at Aberdeen   University and consultant for ICI and Zeneca. He was also awarded an OBE for services to biotechnology and holds honorary chairs at Aberdeen and Liverpool John Moores Universities.

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