Agricultural biotechnology in the developing world


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FAO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PAPER 6

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 1995

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Contents


Foreword
Biotechnology in agriculture, forestry and fisheries - FAO policy and strategy

Introduction
Developments in biotechnology
Applications, impact and potential
Issues and concerns in biotechnology with special reference to developing countries
FAO's policies and strategies
Concluding remarks

Biotechnology in the CGIAR system

Goals and strategies of CGIAR
The role of IARCs in advanced research networks
Current and future policy considerations
Future outlook
Acknowledgements
References

Biotechnology in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Africa

Introduction
State of biotechnology in the region
Biotechnology in livestock and fisheries development
Biotechnology in selected African countries
Future prospects and strategies
References

Agricultural biotechnology in the Asia-Pacific region

Introduction
Biotechnology in crop improvement and production
Biotechnology in animal health and production
Biotechnology in fisheries and aquaculture
Biotechnology in forestry
Policy and institutional arrangements for agricultural biotechnologies in the region
Commercialization and role of the private sector
Regional and international biotechnology programmes in the region
Prospects of agricultural biotechnology in the Asia-Pacific region
References

Current status and future prospects of modern biotechnologies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Summary
Introduction
Applications of modern biotechnologies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Analysis of biotechnologies in Latin America and the Caribbean
The application of biotechnologies for livestock production
The technical cooperation network on plant biotechnology (REDBIO)
Biotechnology research and development in the private sector
Biosafety issues in Latin America
Code of conduct for plant biotechnology
UNCED: biodiversity and biotechnology
Final considerations
References

Status and prospects of biotechnology in the Near East and North Africa

Introduction
Major trends and prospects of biotechnology applications
Status of biotechnology in selected countries
Activities in ICARDA for the application of plant biotechnology
Potential and limitations of appropriate biotechnologies for the Near East region
Strategies for biotechnology development main challenges
FAO's programme on plant biotechnology
Conclusion
References