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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Relevance of biotechnologies in agriculture curricula
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Molecular, cellular and genetic biology,
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
Agriculture must adopt technological innovations to respond to the social demand of sustainable increase of food production. Among these innovations there will be a set of emerging biotechnologies that will contribute to respond to this demand and to reach additional goals like improving food quality and developing biological systems with enhanced resistance to diseases and environmental stresses in a global warming scenario. Our current knowledge on livestock genomes, and the development of computational biology, omics and gene editing technologies will provide novel tools to face agriculture challenges. The drivers of this novel green-"omics" biotechnological revolution should be the current and future students of the higher education systems, and therefore the implementation of programs to tackle these challenges and to improve the biotechnological skills and knowledge in their curricula will be essential to respond to agriculture needs. Also, a better understanding of agriculture market demands and of the complex process of products development should be included in agriculture curricula. Moreover, stronger interactions between higher education students and agriculture professionals and stakeholders will be required to fulfil the current gap between the education systems and the bio-economic sector. Additional efforts should be devoted to explain to the society the basis of agriculture production and the essential contribution of biotechnologies and other technological innovations in improving agriculture productivity, human life quality and social progress.
International
Si
Book Edition
Book Publishing
ISBN
2-85352-551-1
Series
A
Book title
Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century
From page
145
To page
151
Participants
  • Autor: Antonio Molina Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Angeles Ayllon Talavera (UPM)
  • Autor: Begoña Benito Casado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Interacciones Moleculares Planta-Patógeno
  • Grupo de Investigación: Patología Vegetal
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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