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Future research challenges

Providing access to safe, nutritious and affordable food to the growing global population is a huge challenge (ref 1). To achieve this aim scientists will need to work together, across disciplines, to overcome some major research challenges.

The good news is that certain organisations, such as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, an alliance of international agricultural centres that aim to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty through research-related activities, have stated that with appropriate funding a doubling of food production is possible (ref 2).

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Video: Professor John Lucas discusses ongoing crop improvement goals

Duration: 0:00:41 - Video transcript