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Potential Impacts of Crop Biotechnology in Developing Countries (Development Economics and Policy, Bd. 17)

by Matin Qaim

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Published by Peter Lang Pub Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Development - Business Development,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Agricultural biotechnology,
  • Agricultural innovations,
  • Developing countries,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Business/Economics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11396336M
    ISBN 100820448303
    ISBN 109780820448305

    Biotechnology has applications in four major industrial areas, including health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, non-food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. biodegradable plastics, vegetable oil, biofuels), and environmental uses. For example, one application of biotechnology is the directed use of microorganisms for the manufacture of .   Ethical Aspects of Biotechnology Legal Food Environment Medicine Developing countries & the poor 6. Legal 7. Ethical and legal introduction No consensus over the risks of a product or activity Trade dispute (One country restricts, while the other sees as legitimate) Right or wrong (Decided by international law) Restrictions: 1.

    new meaning, new prominence, and new potential. It is (modern) biotechnology that has captured the attention of the public. Modern biotechnology can have a dramatic effect on the world economy and society (3). One example of modern biotechnology is genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is theFile Size: 53KB. Agricultural biotechnology: prospects for the third world 1. Developing countries. Agricultural industries. Applications in biotechnology I. Title '62' ISBN 2 ® Overseas Development Institute Published by the Overseas Development Institute, Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS All rights.

    Although, genetically modified (GM) plants represent a potential benefit for environmentally friendly agriculture and human health, poor knowledge is available on the potential hazards posed by unintended modifications occurring during genetic manipulation. The major economic fears are the risk of patent enforcement which may oblige farmers to Cited by: 2. / Klaus Ammann `Economic Impacts of Policies Affecting Crop Biotechnology and Trade', New Biotechnology, 27 (5), November, / Kym Anderson `On the Adoption of Genetically Modified Seeds in Developing Countries and the Optimal Types of Government Intervention', American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 89 (3), August,


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Potential Impacts of Crop Biotechnology in Developing Countries (Development Economics and Policy, Bd. 17) by Matin Qaim Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Qaim, Matin. Potential impacts of crop biotechnology in developing countries. Frankfurt am Main ; New York: Peter Lang, © Communication Challenges and Convergence in Crop Biotechnology.

The book presents case studies that offer unique and rich examples of how countries have been able to guide through the 'drama' of crop biotechnology as they shepherd innovations from the laboratory, greenhouse trials, multi-location trials, and hopefully to farmers' fields.

Adoption of Biotechnology in Developing Countries. about the possible impacts of biotechnology on yield in developing countries and to address issues.

Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture Prospects for the 21st Century. Book • Crop biotechnology in developing countries. Book chapter Full text access. 36 - Crop biotechnology in developing countries It then focuses on a discussion of the impacts of biotechnology on plant breeding technologies and germplasm sustainability.

The. Biotechnology has major potential for facilitating and advancing sustainable agriculture for enhancing the quality and quantity of food production as well as rural development. It is capable of contributing to agri-food sustainability by way of. This paper describes an ex ante analytical framework that can assist in analyzing the potential welfare impacts of specified crop biotechnologies in developing countries.

In a case-study approach, the expected effects of virus- and weevil-resistant sweetpotatoes in Kenya and of virus-resistant potatoes in Mexico are by: 2. ISAAA continues to harness the potential of crop biotechnology to uplift the lives of small-scale farmers in developing countries.

This report summarizes the major activities, projects, and accomplishments of ISAAA inwhich are its contributions in the global effort to help achieve agricultural sustainability and development. Year File Size: 1MB. Potential Impacts Of Crop Biotechnology In Developing Countries avg rating — 0 ratings — published — 2 editions Want to Read saving 5/5(1).

Genetically modified (GM) crops have generated a great deal of controversy. Since commercially introduced to farmers inthe global area cultivated with GM crops has increased fold.

The rapid adoption of GM technology has had substantial socio-economic impacts which a vast amount of technical and non-technical literature has addressed in the. The USDA assesses the crop’s potential impacts on the environment and agriculture.

If the GMO has been modified to provide resistance to pests that eat the crop before humans can, then the EPA assesses the environmental and food safety of the new substance produced by the plant that provides the pest resistance trait.

For more information, see Current status and options for biotechnologies in fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries [- KB], prepared for the FAO international technical conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries (ABDC) that took place March in Guadalajara, Mexico.

A book from the National Research Council titled The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States () is a comprehensive assessment of the environmental, economic, and social impacts of.

The individual chapters in this book tackled the potentials and constraints of agricultural biotechnology in developing countries from various perspectives. Without trying to reiterate all the important statements, this conclusions chapter synthesizes the major findings and discusses related institutional, policy and research implications.

Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering methods. In most cases, the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species. Examples in food crops include resistance to certain pests, diseases, environmental conditions, reduction of spoilage, resistance to.

The potential of this inhibitor as a novel trait for expression in crop plants has led to the examination of its impacts on several beneficial/non-target insect species (tables 1 and and2). There is currently no evidence of any mammalian toxicity or allergenicity associated with this protein, as might be expected for a protein that is Cited by:   "Genetically modified (GM) (or transgenic) crops are produced using plant biotechnology to select desirable characteristics in plants and transfer genes from one organism to another.

As a result, crops can survive under harsher conditions, costs are lowered, chemical application is reduced, and yields are improved. Scientists are introducing genes into plants. 'This is a timely assessment of the current and possible future status of GMOs, with useful observations on what has been learned along the way and how this knowledge might be applied.

Well edited and produced.' – L. Devis, Kansas State University, Choice This book is a compendium of knowledge, experience and insight on agriculture, biotechnology and. Downloadable. Agricultural biotechnologies, and especially transgenic crops, have the potential to boost food security in developing countries by offering higher incomes for farmers and lower-priced and better quality food for consumers.

That potential is being heavily compromised, however, because the European Union and some other countries have implemented strict. usage and enhanced farm income, and improved crop sustainability and food security, particularly in developing countries.

Contradictory findings for such benefits sometimes reflect different regional or agricultural conditions. The use of GMOs may also involve potential risks for human health and development. Many genesFile Size: 1MB. This e-mail conference will look at the impacts that genomics, and the other related 'omics', have had so far on food and agriculture in developing countries as well as their potential impacts in the near future.

The page Background Document (90 KB) to the conference was published on 28 February. Recent analysis of biotech crop production trends indicates that other developing countries such as South Africa and Burkina Faso in comparison with the USA, displayed an exponential increase in the production of biotech crops for the 3 y – (Fig.

9). This trend presents a challenge to Botswana, especially that the neighboring South.Focusing on the impacts of insect resistant (IR) and herbicide tolerant (HT) technologies in the production of corn, soybeans, cotton, and canola in countries around the world, the studies look at microlevel and aggregate economic impacts, explore environmental results (focusing largely on decreased use of pesticides), and look for links Format: Hardcover.The application of biological sciences in agriculture has become increasingly prominent in the past decade.

Genes were first inserted into corn using molecular techniques inand by the late s farmers were growing millions of acres of transgenic corn.