Yawson, Robert M. and Yawson, Ivy (2008): Policy options of agricultural biotechnology R&D in Sub-Saharan Africa: key issues and aspects. Published in: University of Minnesota
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This paper reviews the status of Agricultural Biotechnology in Sub-Saharan Africa. It addresses the potential economic benefits to Sub-Saharan Africa and the effect biotechnology policies may have on growth, production and poverty reduction. The extent to which agricultural biotechnology will compound or mitigate the constraints faced by smallholders/subsistence farmers is also discussed. The status of crop biotechnology research worldwide is reviewed and the influence of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and market concentration on the development and diffusion of biotechnology in Sub-Saharan Africa is analyzed. The paper also explores the potential of public-private partnerships and recommends policy measures and investments that could focus more biotechnology research on the problems of the poor and alleviate some of the concerns about the impacts of biotechnology.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Policy options of agricultural biotechnology R&D in Sub-Saharan Africa: key issues and aspects|
|Keywords:||Policy Options; Intellectual Property; Biotechnology; Sub-Saharan Africa; Technology Diffusion|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N57 - Africa; Oceania
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies
N - Economic History > N2 - Financial Markets and Institutions
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L65 - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q16 - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
N - Economic History > N7 - Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services > N77 - Africa; Oceania
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
P - Economic Systems > P3 - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations
N - Economic History > N6 - Manufacturing and Construction > N67 - Africa; Oceania
N - Economic History > N6 - Manufacturing and Construction
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
N - Economic History > N7 - Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services
P - Economic Systems > P3 - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions > P32 - Collectives; Communes; Agriculture
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L24 - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures; Technology Licensing
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q17 - Agriculture in International Trade
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations > N17 - Africa; Oceania
|Depositing User:||Robert M Yawson|
|Date Deposited:||20. Nov 2011 21:38|
|Last Modified:||01. Mar 2013 03:08|
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