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Plant Biotechnology Transfer to Developing Countries

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Series: Biotechnology Intelligence Unit Series

By: D Altman and KN Watanabe

300 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #56041 | ISBN: 0120545055
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Plant biotechnology has become a priority area for technology transfer in developing countries where production of food, feed, and fiber is of vital concern. Many programs now have sufficient experience to permit anin-depth examination of approaches, achievements, controversies, and anticipated benefits. Developing countries are showcased for leading-edge advances, as represented by contributions from South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Peru with a foreword form World Food Prize Laureate, M.S. Swaminathan. These presentations are augmented by reviews from organizations facilitating plant biotechnology transfer, including philanthropic foundations, bilateral and multilateralorganizations, and other new initiatives. Introductory chapters address the subjects of sustainable development, regulatory concerns, accessibility of resources, environmental issues, and socio-economic research.

A timely guide to the potential advantages and practical problems of moving genetic engineering technology to the developing world. --AG BIOTECH


M.S. Swaminathan, Foreword Introduction and Overview Perspectives: A.H. Bunting, Plant Biotechnology and Development: A Beginner's Guide. D.W. Altman, Issues and Problems in the Transfer of Biotechnology. A.K. Hvoslef-Eide and O.A. Rognli, Environmental Issues for Plant Biotechnology Transfer: A Norwegian Perspective. D.R. Lee, A Perspective on Socioeconomic Research on Plant Biotechnology Transfer for Developing Countries. Representative Transfer of Plant Biotechnology within Developing Countries: Africa: J. Webster and M. Koch, South African Plant Biotechnology. J.S. Wafula, Plant Biotechnology in Kenya: Opportunities for National Development and Technology Transfer. Asia: S. Moeljopawiro and I. Manwan, Agricultural Biotechnology in Indonesia: New Approach, Innovation and Challenges. F.C. Low, M.D. Hassan, S.C. Cheah, M.Y. Aziah, K.F. Cheong, J. Hafsah, R. Wickneswari, and B. Krishnapillay, Present Status of Plant Biotechnology Research and Development in Malaysia. S. Sriwatanapongse and S. Bhumiratana, Status of Development in Plant Biotechnology in Thailand. H. Gu and Z. Chen, Plant Biotechnology in China. Latin America: R. Rivera-Bustamante, An Example of Transfer of Proprietary Technology from the Private Sector to a Developing Country. M.J.A. Sampaio, Aspects of Technology Transfer to Brazil: Approaches Used by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation (EMBRAPA). K.N. Watanabe, J.P.T. Valkonen, and P. Gregory, Use of Plant Biotechnology Tools in Plant Protection, Genetic Resources Management and Crop Genetic Improvement: An Interdisciplinary Approach with Potatoes at The International Potato Center. Reviews From Organizations Facilitating Plant Biotechnology Transfer: Philanthropic Foundations: G.H. Toenniessen, The Rockefeller Foundation's International Program. B. Visser and H. Wessels, Plant Biotechnology for Small-Scale Agriculture. K. Kainuma, The Role of JIRCAS in International Technology Transfer Related to Biotechnology Application to Agriculture and Food Processing in Japan. J.H. Dodds, Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity (ABSP): A U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Initiative. Multilateral Organizations: N.C. Brady, Modern Biotechnology at International Agricultural Research Centers. J.I. Cohen and J. Komen, Research Collaboration, Management and Technology Transfer: Meeting the Needs of Developing Countries. Other Initiatives: K.V. Raman, Facilitating Plant Biotechnology Transfer to Developing Countries. S. Sumida and Y. Nishizawa, R&D Cooperation in Biotechnology with Developing Countries. Subject Index.

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