Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Development

Matin Qaim, Georg-August University, Goettingen

A Brown Bag Lecture
Matin Qaim analyzes the impacts of current and possible future GM crop applications and shows that these technologies can contribute substantially to sustainable agricultural development and food security.
Monday, Nov 7, 2016
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm
Student Community Center, Room D, UC Davis

For information about his new book on this topic:

About Matin Qaim

Matin Qaim is a world renowned authority on the implications of genetically modified crops for the world’s poor.

He is Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development at the University of Goettingen, Germany. Qaim’s main research areas relate to the economics of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, and to technological and institutional change in the small farm sector of developing countries.

Qaim has been on the Board of Trustees/ Directors/Advisory Committees for:

  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  • Africa Harvest Biotech International Foundation
  • Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) Project (Funded by the Gates Foundation)

Presented by:
University of California Agricultural Issues Center
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
Institute for Food & Agricultural Literacy Team

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The Agricultural Issues Center is now the UC Davis California Agricultural Issues Lab.


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