Agriculture and Biotechnology

Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Agricultural sector is one that always looks for increased productivity through transformation. Based on an understanding of DNA, scientists have developed solutions to increase agricultural productivity. Starting from the ability to identify genes that may confer advantages on certain crops, and the ability to work with such characteristics very precisely, biotechnology enhances breeders’ ability to make improvements in crops and livestock. Agricultural biotechnology is only one factor among many influencing the health and welfare of farmers and other citizens in the developing world.