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Achieving food security through the very small

Nanotechnology could make agriculture more efficient and more sustainable, but more systematic understanding of the mechanisms involved is necessary to prove the potential of nano-enabled agrochemicals.

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Fig. 1: Global projections.
Fig. 2: Nanotechnology can enhance agricultural productivity and promote food security by a number of pathways.