Agricultural Biotechn: Opportunities for International Development (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)
By: Gabrielle J. Persley (editor), L. MacIntyre (editor)Hardback
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Following on from earlier titles in this series, this volume presents further material generated by the World Bank/ISNAR/Australian government biotechnology study. It covers the present status and future prospects for the application of biotechnology to solve agricultural and environmental problems in a number of developing countries. Particular focus is given on to developments that have taken place over the last decade.
Gabrielle Persley has worked both as a researcher and as a senior strategic science leader, with some of the world's leading agricultural and development agencies, including several years as the Word Bank's Biotechnology advisor. Currently she is the Research Director of the Crawford Fund Australia, based at the Global Change Institute, University of Queensland. Professor Persley is also the Founder and Chair of the Doyle Foundation, Scotland, which advocates the role of science and technology in development, especially in Africa. She is a senior advisor to the International Livestock Research Institute and the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) in Kenya. Professor Persley has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Queensland, based on her research on bacterial diseases of cassava in Africa. The University of Queensland awarded Professor Persley the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in 2014 for her work in international science and technology in relation to food security.
Section One: Background papers1: Biotechnology for bankers2: Classifying biotechnologiesSection Two: Plant production and agricultural microbiology3: Plant production: introduction4: Agricultural microbiology: introduction5: Plant breeding6: Agricultural diagnostics7: Insect and disease resistance8: Biocontrol of insects and weeds9: Beneficial micro-organisms10: Microbial bioprocessingSection Three: Forestry11: ForestrySection Four: Livestock and fisheries12: Animal production13: Animal health14: AquacultureSection Five: Commodity impact studies15: Annual vegetable oil crops16: Perennial vegetable oil crops17: Banana and plantain18: Cassava19: Coffee and cocoa20: Potato21: WheatSection Six: Policy Issues22: Socio-economic impact23: Sociological impact24: Regulating release of organisms25: Intellectual property management26: Role of the private sector27: Commercial prospects28: Infrastructural requirements29: Role of the international agricultural research centres30: Issues for national agricultural research systems31: Educational needs32: Issues for the World BankSection Seven: Epilogue33: Issues for international development agencies
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