Biotechnology Policy for Developing Country Agriculture

• Biotechnology offers the potential for more environmentally-friendly agriculture but the conditions for developing countries to take advantage of that potential should be created. • Policy intervention is needed to ensure that biotechnology responds to the priorities set for agriculture. • Decisio...

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Main Author: Brenner, Carliene
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 1997
Series:OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:• Biotechnology offers the potential for more environmentally-friendly agriculture but the conditions for developing countries to take advantage of that potential should be created. • Policy intervention is needed to ensure that biotechnology responds to the priorities set for agriculture. • Decisions are urgently needed in two policy areas specific to biotechnology: biosafety and intellectual property rights. • Public funding restrictions demand innovative approaches and public/private partnerships. • Flexibility and long-term commitment are essential if donor-supported biotechnology initiatives are to succeed
Physical Description:34 p. 21 x 29.7cm