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Beyond Mendel's garden: biotechnology in agriculture: Biotechnology: enhancing research on tropical crops in Africa

by Persley, G.J; Thottappilly, G; Monti, L.M; Mohan Raj, D.R; Moore, A.W; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen (Países Bajos); IITA, Ibadan (Nigeria) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: F30 T523 Publisher: Ibadan (Nigeria): IITA, 1992Description: p. 11-19.Summary: A study was commissioned by the World Bank, the Australian Government, and the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to examine a number of issues related to the use of biotechnology. These included: the likely impact of biotechnology on agricultural productivity and rural development; the socioeconomic and institutional issues which will affect the successful application of biotechnology; the changing roles of public and private sector research; intellectual property management; regulatory issues; and the role of international development agencies, including the World Bank. The study concluded that the applications of modern biotechnology were necessary in order to resolve constraints to the productivity for many tropical commodities and to minimize damage to the environment through, for example, reducing the use of pesticides. These commodities are orphan commodities in that, in terms of modern biotechnology, there has been little investment in them. Additional efforts focusing on these commodities are required by international development agenciesSubject(s): BIOTECNOLOGIA AGRICOLA | PRODUCTIVIDAD | DESARROLLO RURAL | SECTOR PUBLICO | SECTOR PRIVADO | PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL | ORGANIZACIONES INTERNACIONALES | CULTIVOS TROPICALES | PLAGUICIDAS | IMPACTO AMBIENTAL | BIOSEGURIDAD
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Analítica Analítica Colección general F30 T523 (Browse shelf) Available BVE19907007889

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