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Bioversity International farmer- researcher field trials mark success at different levels

March 31st, 2014 | Source: Dr. Devra Jarvis

DSCN3562Worldwide, an estimated 10-16% of global harvests are lost each year due to crop pests and diseases that attack farmers’ fields (Strange & Scott, 2005; Oerke, 2006). Pests and diseases not only affect farmers’ family food baskets and income, but they also affect how much food is available on global markets. Ironically, one solution to that loss can be found where the loss is occurring. a difference/stories-of-progress/offering-defence-against-pests-and-diseases/