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Author Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji, 1955- author.

Title The gene revolution and global food security : biotechnology innovation in latecomers / Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
Published Basingstoke, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contents Agricultural biotechnology innovation capacity and economic development -- Sectoral systems for agricultural biotechnology -- Malaysia biotechnology : a fast follower -- Vietnam biotechnology : building local capacity -- Nigeria as a very late follower in agricultural biotechnology -- Kenya's incipient innovation capacity in biotechnology -- Comparative analysis of innovation capacity in latecomer countries -- Policy insights and recommendations
Summary This book, a product of original national-level primary data collection in selected Asian and African countries, raises important issues of contemporary concern to innovation in agricultural biotechnology within a framework that links the literature on science, technology and innovation to development. Relying on sound theoretical as well as empirical arguments, the book proposes ways in which traditional technologies should be complemented with new technologies of biotechnology in resolving the food crisis and urban poverty. It situates the solution to the extant food crisis within the broader agenda of innovation and poverty reduction as different from simply doing more research and development (R & D). To this end the book provides a more nuanced understanding of the nexus of science and economic development using the Green and Gene Revolutions as conceptual exemplars. This book is a valuable addition to both the innovation as well as the development economic literature and should be read by all those interested in solving the twin problems of economic development and poverty
"Using the concept of innovation capacity, this book, using recent field data from countries in Asia and Africa, competently demonstrates how biotechnology can contribute to sustainable economic development. The approach articulates the imperative for developing countries to build up specific capabilities backed up by policies and institutions"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agricultural biotechnology -- Developing countries
Agricultural development projects.
Food security -- Developing countries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Agribusiness.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Sustainable Agriculture.
Agricultural biotechnology.
Agricultural development projects.
Food security.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Sampath, Padmashree Gehl, author.
ISBN 9780230277991