As the World Economic Forum prepares to convene in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the global economic crisis, an advanced report outlines the grim challenges ahead for the world, including warnings of weather-related disasters disproportionately affecting subsistence farming and the threat of drought to food security.

But the report also holds out the hope that the economic crisis will motivate nations to increase cooperation and adopt policies that better address the current threats.

It is my hope that the discussions at Davos and beyond will lead to greater adoption of agricultural biotechnology to boost productivity and increase the economic security and standard of living for farmers.

For struggling farmers