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Agricultural Biotechnology in International Development

Edited By: Cl Ives and BM Bedford

368 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Oct 1998 | #87497 | ISBN: 0851992781
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About this book

Arises from a conference (California, April 1997) of the Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity (ABSP) project. The book provides a broad overview of the latest research, applications and policy requirements for biotechnology in developing countries.


Introduction: The ABSP; the release of transgenic varieties in centres of origin - effect on biotechnology R&D priorities in developing countries; current status of research on agricultural biotechnology in Indonesia; agricultural needs in sub-Saharan Africa; the role of biotechnology; the application of biotechnology to potato; development of virus resistant sweetpotato; the application of biotechnology to rice; current advances in the biotechnology of banana; the application of biotechnology to date palm; the use of coat protein technology to develop virus-resistant cucurbits; the biotechnology of oil palm; rice biotechnology capacity building in Asia; international biosafety regulations - benefits and costs; fundation Peru - a case study in capacity building; Cassava biotechnology research - beyond the toolbox; developing and accessing agricultural biotechnologies - international, US and developing country perspectives and experiences; international intellectual property and genetic resource issues affecting agricultural biotechnology; SIRDC as a scientific and technology centre for sustainable agricultural, industrial and technical development role in technology transfer; technology transfer system in Thailand; trade in conventional and biotechnology agricultural products; wild biodiversity - the last frontier? developing an agricultural biotechnology business - perspectives from the front lines.

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