Pathways to Productivity Blog
The “Pathways to Productivity” blog, hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Food Security Project, is a forum to encourage debate, share research, and gather feedback about the debates surrounding the role that agricultural technologies play in improving food security.
Agricultural yields in sub-Saharan Africa are substantially lower than their potential productive capacities and the obstacles plaguing the region are significant: poor soil quality; increasing drought conditions; and the rising prevalence of crop-destroying weeds and pests. Strategies aimed at combatting these challenges and improving food security and agricultural productivity often emphasize agricultural technologies as part of the solution. “Pathways to Productivity” publishes analysis, commentary, and fact-based posts related to the role agricultural technologies – including biotechnology and genetic modification -- might play in food security. The CSIS Global Food Security Project welcomes blog posts from the U.S. and international policymaking community, food security experts, agricultural scientists, the media, academia, the NGO community, and farmers.
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- Jul 7, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa faces complex challenges in agriculture, making it the only region where per capita food production continues to decline year by year. The causes are diverse: poor soil fertility, inadequate farming methods, small-holder farms with small or no economic returns, and dependence on rain-fed agriculture.
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CommentaryMay 11, 2012
ReportMar 29, 2012