Agricultural Biotechnology in Developing Countries

Towards Optimizing the Benefits for the Poor

Editors: Qaim, Matin, Krattiger, Anatole F., von Braun, Joachim (Eds.)

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Biotechnology offers great potential to contribute to sustainable agricultural growth, food security and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Yet there are economic and institutional constraints at national and international levels that inhibit the poor people's access to appropriate biotechnological innovations. Agricultural Biotechnology in Developing Countries: Towards Optimizing the Benefits for the Poor addresses the major constraints. Twenty-three chapters, written by a wide range of scholars and stake-holders, provide an up-to-date analysis of agricultural biotechnology developments in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Besides the expected economic and social impacts, the challenges for an adjustment of the international research structure are discussed, with a special focus on intellectual property rights and the roles of the main research organizations. Harnessing the comparative advantages of the public and private sectors through innovative partnerships is the only way forward to optimize the benefits of biotechnology for the poor. The book will be an invaluable resource for both academics and policy-makers concerned with agricultural biotechnology in context of developing-countries.

About the authors

Matin Qaim is a Research Fellow at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. Anatole F. Krattiger is Executive Director of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). Joachim von Braun is Director of ZEF.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Qaim, Matin (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Transgenic Crops Worldwide: Current Situation and Future Outlook

    James, Clive

    Pages 11-23

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  • Molecular Tools for Plant Breeding

    Jung, Christian

    Pages 25-37

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  • Managing Biosafety Capacity Development: Technical and Political Aspects

    Kathen, André

    Pages 39-67

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  • The Situation of Agricultural Biotechnology Capacities and Exploitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Trigo, Eduardo J.

    Pages 73-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Biotechnology in Developing Countries
Book Subtitle
Towards Optimizing the Benefits for the Poor
Editors
  • Matin Qaim
  • Anatole F. Krattiger
  • Joachim von Braun
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3178-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3178-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7230-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4864-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 434
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