Many of the new technologies, inputs, and techniques of production that increase agricultural productivity are developed through agricultural research. Agriculture research provides vital data and information that in the long run leads to producing more food and agricultural products from the same overall resources (such as land, labour and water), while reducing the negative environmental impacts and at the same time increasing contributions to natural capital and the flow of environmental services.
Agricultural research has an important role to play in Increasing agricultural productivity. It is a major factor determining the level of income of the farming sector, in meeting the food requirements of continually expanding populations, in generating foreign exchange to finance domestic programmes, amongst others.
- Increase in Agriculture production
- Interventions for reducing negative environmental impacts
- Hands on information for farmers to make informed decisions for efficient farm practices.