Villagers harvest rice in a paddy field in Gufang village, Huichang County, in Jiangxi province in July. Since last year, the local government has updated infrastructure while the introduction of fish ponds, greenhouses and orchards has boosted the local economy. Photo: Xinhua

How biotech is helping Asia tackle hunger and meet its development goals

Kundhavi Kadiresan says scientists can help boost food production in Asia – home of most of the world’s poor – and have already had their share of successes in India and Thailand

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Villagers harvest rice in a paddy field in Gufang village, Huichang County, in Jiangxi province in July. Since last year, the local government has updated infrastructure while the introduction of fish ponds, greenhouses and orchards has boosted the local economy. Photo: Xinhua
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