By C. Ives, B. Bedford
Acquiring international foodstuff safeguard and foodstuff self-reliance for the constructing countries is a posh and tough activity, yet with elevated study and schooling, agricultural construction in constructing nations could be more desirable. Biotechnology functions, built-in into conventional structures, carry a lot promise during this appreciate. knowing the optimistic impression of biotechnology will rely on the facility of constructing international locations to entry and generate expertise that is appropriate to their wishes. even though, executive rules won't inspire funding in public area agricultural study and the non-public zone is usually underdeveloped. This ebook is the fabricated from a convention, held in California in April 1997, below the auspices of the rural Biotechnology for Sustainable productiveness (ABSP) venture. It offers a vast evaluation of the newest examine and functions and coverage standards for biotechnology in constructing international locations. the problems of nutrition defense, capability development, highbrow estate rights, expertise move, biosafety and the necessity for personal region firm are addressed. This ebook is vital studying for coverage makers, researchers in agricultural biotechnology, economists, and extension staff.
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A Regional Training Course on the Application of PCR and Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) in Plant Virus Diagnostics, May 1992. • A Course in Modern Methods in Microbial Molecular Biology, April 1993. • A Regional Training Course on Tissue Culture and Micropropagation in Plants with Special Emphasis on Date Palm, May 1994. Research and Scientific Collaboration AGERI has been successful in attracting funds to sponsor its research from the following international organizations: • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as a co-funding agency which supported the initial research at NAGEL, currently AGERI.
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Agricultural Biotechnology in International Development (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series) by C. Ives, B. Bedford