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The Gene Revolution and Global Food Security

Biotechnology Innovation in Latecomers

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 1-26
  3. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 27-66
  4. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 67-88
  5. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 89-116
  6. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 117-140
  7. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 141-169
  8. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 170-204
  9. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    Pages 205-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-237

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

biotechnology Developing Countries development Economic Development food Vietnam

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Monitoring and Research DivisionUN-HABITATUSA
  2. 2.United Nations University-MERITNetherlands

About the authors

Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka has contributed extensively to the field of innovation and development over the past two decades. Having obtained a PhD from the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK, he has worked for the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, the African Technology Policy Studies Network, UNCTAD and UNU-INTECH (now MERIT). He is currently Director of the Monitoring and Research Division at UN-HABITAT in Nairobi.

Padmashree Gehl Sampath is an expert on innovation and development issues having worked for several years as a Researcher at the United Nations University-MERIT and then as a Lecturer on International Development and Innovation at the Open University, UK. She is currently a United Nations staff member at UNCTAD, Geneva and has contributed extensively to international and regional debates on these issues through her research and from the various projects that she has led in the field.

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