Role of Modern Science and Technologies in Agriculture for Poverty Alleviation in South Asia uri icon


  • Around 70 percent of poor and food-insecure people reside in rural areas, although poverty and food insecurity appear to be growing in urban areas as urbanization proceeds apace in most of the developingcountries. Productivity gains are essential not only for economic growth, but also for maintaining adequate food supplies for the growing world population.Therefore, accelerated public investments are needed to facilitate agricultural and rural growth through: high yielding varieties resistant to biotic and abiotic stress factors; environment friendly production technology; availability of reasonably priced inputs in time; strong extension services; dissemination of information; improved infrastructure and markets; and primary education, health care, and adequate nutrition

publication date

  • 2003