whose incomes are rising. Increased agricultural productivity is a major stepping stone on the path out of poverty.

The potential of new scientific capabilities to address agricultural constraints in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is substantial, provided that they will be pursued with the specific problems of farmers in these regions in mind. Scientists from all backgrounds have an opportunity to become involved in bringing the 60 technologies described in this report (see Box S-2) and other technologies to fruition.

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