Biotechnology Doubles Yields For Indian Farmers

Many countries have adopted biotechnology. One example is India, according to Denise Dewar, executive director of plant biotechnology at CropLife International. Indian cotton farmers have seen their yields double and crop quality improve due to the technology, she says.

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    Rahilla Zafar

    Rahilla Zafar served as a former Devex fellow in Washington, D.C., from April to July 2008 after returning from Afghanistan, where she worked for the International Organization for Migration and the NATO-led mission. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian and Knowledge@Wharton. Rahilla has a bachelor's in public policy from DePaul University and a master's in social policy and planning in developing countries from the London School of Economics.