Modern Seed Yields

MV Yield ImprovementThis is a chart I made using CGIAR data, which shows the improvement in yield for a variety of crops using so-called “modern seeds” (sometimes called “improved seeds”). These are non-GMO seed varieties cultivated by agronomists using traditional breeding techniques, but in a highly-controlled environment. I created this chart as part of my thesis on agriculture in Tanzania.



3 thoughts on “Modern Seed Yields

  1. Dear James,
    I enjoeyed reading this article. Is it possible to get access to your thesis? I would be interested in reading it. I am involved in research on Tanzanian staple food.
    Best wishes, Andreas

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