GLOBAL food security and how to meet
the food demands of the burgeoning
population in the next century is an
issue facing agriculturists the world
over. Food requirement projections for
2025 are alarming. Unless current agricultural techniques are modified and
improved upon, it may be a Herculean
task to meet future demands. This was
stated at the first International
Congress on Agronomy, Environment
and Food Security for the 21st Century,
held in Delhi recently. The meet was
organised by the Indian Council of
Agricultural Research ([CAR).
R S Paroda, director-general of the ICAR, admitted that solutions for the developing world were not going to be easy. "The challenges facing Indian agriculture are more daunting as research is not geared towards meeting future challenges," warned Paroda.
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