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This Web site was created by the Board on Agriculture & Natural Resources of the National Academies. It is based on the National Research Council report Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (2008).

The National Academies—the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine. They enlist committees of the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and other experts—all of whom volunteer their time to study specific concerns. The results of these deliberations are authoritative, peer-reviewed reports that have inspired some of the nation’s most significant efforts to improve the health, education, and welfare of the population.

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