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Technological and Ecological Limitations to Production of Food Crops

  • Robert K. Waugh
  • Martinez S. Eugenio
  • Ricardo Bressani
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)

Abstract

The gap that exists between actual food production and production potential is analogous to having useful and valuable manufacturing patents but no factories making use of them. Technology is already making great contributions to production, but we can produce far more food with our present knowledge. The problem is that available and new technologies are not used to best advantage. Why is this so? Are farmers so resistant to change that they will not use better technology? Has the farmer been approached in an effective manner? What are the technological limitations to food production?

Keywords

Food Crop Agrarian Reform Increase Food Production Land Grant College Guatemala City 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Waugh
    • 1
  • Martinez S. Eugenio
    • 1
  • Ricardo Bressani
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología AgrícolasGuatemala CityGuatemala
  2. 2.Division of Agricultural and Food SciencesInstitute of Nutrition of Central America and PanamaGuatemala CityGuatemala

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