THE CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION THROUGH AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES

Authors

  • ELENA BONCIU

Abstract

Climate changes are topical, and some of the changes observed are unprecedented. The impact of climate changes on the nature, economy and people's health varies across the world, depending on the region and territory, as well as the economic sector affected. Agriculture is one of the sectors most exposed to these changes because it is dependent on the weather conditions. Agricultural biotechnologies play an important role in facilitating adaptation to climate changing conditions, and help farmers to adapt their production to this new challenge. Through biotechnology, agricultural crops have a higher productivity, plants have a higher resistance to pests and diseases and farmers use less energy. Also, the green biotechnology offers a solution to decrease greenhouse gases and therefore mitigates the climate changes effects. The biotechnology revolution is currently experiencing an unprecedented boom, and long-term food security has all the prerequisites to be ensured, even under the current climate change conditions.

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Published

2020-01-16

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Working Group 1: Plant Cultivation and Animal Growing Technologies