Colombia- A scientific study has revealed the existence of beans, with unusual characteristics. Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) located in Valle de Cauca, have come up with over 30 varieties of beans, which can tolerate extremely hot weather conditions. The study was aimed at creating beans which can survive harsh climatic conditions caused by global warming
This research was carried out by over three hundred scientists from different parts of the world, teaming up to make this project a success. Their aim was to overcome the problem of crops that are easily compromised by coming up with seeds can grow in very hot and harsh climatic conditions.
This breakthrough has come at a time where increased carbon emissions are leading to dilapidated climate and increase of heat in most crop producing regions. This compromises the growth process for most crops, and has therefore been a huge challenge to many farmers all around the world.
Amid fears of increased food insecurity due to decrease in crop produce, this breakthrough has come as a welcome relief especially to farmers. Scientists have projected increased climatic changes, meaning crop production will be subjected to harsher conditions. This has led to a lot of speculation on food security, translating these climatic speculations to mean more crop loss. Most conventional varieties of beans will not be able to tolerate these conditions.
The good news is there is restored hope due to this scientific breakthrough. Contrary to the speculation, as soon as the distribution of these seeds is done, more produce will be expected, as the new varieties will be able to cope with the stressful and unforgiving conditions. Farmers will register more harvests and the dire food situation will be dealt with from a different perspective.
Scientists expect great results from this program and more experiments and developments are expected to be carried out on other crop species. With a discovery of this magnitude, who knows what good things the future holds?