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The Gene Revolution and Global Food Security

Biotechnology Innovation in Latecomers

Authors: Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, B., Sampath, P. Gehl, Gehl Sampath, Padmashree

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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.

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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Agricultural Biotechnology Innovation Capacity and Economic Development

    Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Sectoral Systems for Agricultural Biotechnology

    Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (et al.)

    Pages 27-66

  • Malaysia Biotechnology: A Fast Follower

    Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

  • Vietnam Biotechnology: Building Local Capacity

    Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (et al.)

    Pages 89-116

  • Nigeria as a Very Late Follower in Agricultural Biotechnology

    Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (et al.)

    Pages 117-140

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Softcover $120.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Gene Revolution and Global Food Security
Book Subtitle
Biotechnology Innovation in Latecomers
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27799-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230277991
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22882-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31024-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 237
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