Jill Farrant:
How we can make crops survive without water

TEDGlobal>Geneva · 13:56 · Filmed Dec 2015
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As the world's population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we'll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: "resurrection plants" — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they hold promise for growing food in our coming hotter, drier world?

Professor of molecular and cell biology
Jill Farrant is leading the development of drought-tolerant crops to nourish populations in arid climates. Full bio
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