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Agricultural Biotechnology

Probir Kanti Biswas (Author)

Through the application of modern techniques of biotechnology to agriculture, breeders can make precise genetic changes that impart beneficial properties to the crop plants, trees, fish and animals which provide us with food and fibre. Agricultural biotechnology helps farmers increase yields, enabling them to produce more food per acre and reduces the need for chemicals, pesticides, water and tilling, thereby providing benefits to the environment as well as to the health and livelihood of farmers. Through specific design, biotechnology also can be used to enhance the nutritive value of staple foods to improve overall nutrition and health. Agricultural biotechnology holds great promise to boost food production in both the developed and the developing world and to reduce agricultural vulnerability to the impact of pests, viruses and drought. It is, as a result, one of the primary ingredients in the world’s effort to combat food insecurity and malnutrition. This book sums up information about Agricultural Biotechnology and is a valuable tool for students as well as teachers.

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About the author

Probir Kanti Biswas

Probir Kanti Biswas (b. 1954) has a Master's degree in Plant Biolog from the University of Bombay. He acquired a doctorate in Advanced Plant Biosynthesis from the School of Sciences in Agriculture from the University of Rotterdam. He has been associated with the frontline research in biotechnology in the early Nineties for the implementation of the Yellow Revlution in oilseeds. He is currnely Senior Scientist with a premier national research institute devoted to arid zone agricultrual research.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agricultural Biotechnology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178882604
length 248p., Figures; Tables; 23cm.