Agricultural Biotechnology in International Developmen (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)

Agricultural Biotechnology in International Developmen (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)

By: Bruce Bedford (editor), Catherine Ives (editor)Hardback

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Obtaining world food security and food self-reliance for the developing nations is a complex and difficult task, but with increased research and education, agricultural production in developing countries can be improved. Biotechnology applications, integrated into traditional systems, hold much promise in this respect. Realizing the positive impact of biotechnology will depend upon the ability of developing countries to access and generate technology which is suitable to their needs. However, government policies may not encourage investment in public sector agricultural research and the private sector is often underdeveloped. This book is the product of a conference, held in California in April 1997, under the auspices of the Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity (ABSP) project. It provides a broad overview of the latest research and applications and policy requirements for biotechnology in developing countries. The issues of food security, capacity building, intellectual property rights, technology transfer, biosafety and the need for private sector enterprise are addressed. This book is essential reading for policy makers, researchers in agricultural biotechnology, economists, and extension workers.


1: The Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity Project: a New Model in Collaborative Development, C Ives et al. 2: Needs and Potential Uses of Agricultural Biotechnology: Perspectives of Developing Countries 3: Addressing Agricultural Development in Egypt through Genetic Engineering, M Madkour 4: The Release of Transgenic Varieties in Centres of Origin: Effect on Biotechnology Research and Development Priorities in Developing Countries, A Alvarez-Morales 5: Current Status of Agricultural Biotechnology Research in Indonesia, A M Fagi and M Herman 6: Agricultural Needs in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Role of Biotechnology, C G Ndiritu and J S Wafula 7: The Application of Biotechnology to Food Security Crops 8: Development of Insect-resistant Maize and Its Potential Benefits to Developing Countries, P Robeff 9: The Application of Biotechnology to Potato, M Ghislain et al. 10: Development of Virus-resistant Sweetpotato, M Hinchee 11: The Application of Biotechnology to Rice, G S Khush and D S Brar 12: The Application of Biotechnology to Non-Traditional Crops 13: Current Advances in the Biotechnology of Banana, O Arias 14: The Application of Biotechnology to Date Palm, M Aaouine 15: The Use of Coat Protein Technology to Develop Virus-resistant Cucurbits, H Quemada 16: The Biotechnology of Oil Palm, S-C Cheah 17: Issues Surrounding the Development, Transfer, Adaptation, and Utilization of Agricultural Biotechnology for Emerging Nations 18: Making a Difference: Considering Beneficiaries and Sustainability while Undertaking Research in Biotechnology, J I Cohen 19: Rice Biotechnology Capacity Building in Asia, G H Toenniessen 20: International Biosafety Regulations: Benefits and Costs, R J Frederick 21: Cassava Biotechnology Research: Beyond the Toolbox, A M Thro 22: Fundacion Peru: a Path to Capacity Building, F Cilloniz 23: Developing and Accessing Agricultural Biotechnologies: International, US and Developing Country Issues, Perspectives and Experiences 24: Transferring Agricultural Biotechnology: US Public/Private Sector Perspectives, F H Erbisch 25: International Intellectual Property and Genetic Resource Issues Affecting Agricultural Biotechnology, J H Barton 26: Developing Capacity and Accessing Biotechnology Research and Development (R&D) for Sustainable Agriculture and Industrial Development in Zimbabwe, J M Gopo 27: The Technology Transfer System in Thailand, L Tanasugarn 28: Trade in Conventional and Biotechnology Agricultural Products, Q B Kubicek 29: Can Developing Countries Turn Biotech into Business? Moving Research Results into Products 30: Wild Biodiversity: the Last Frontier?, N Mateo 31: Developing an Agricultural Biotechnology Business: Perspective from the Front Lines, P G Marrone

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  • ISBN13: 9780851992785
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780851992785
  • ISBN10: 0851992781

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