Agricultural Biotechnology in International Development by C. Ives, B. Bedford

By C. Ives, B. Bedford

Acquiring international nutrition safety and nutrients self-reliance for the constructing international locations is a fancy and tough job, yet with elevated study and schooling, agricultural construction in constructing international locations should be stronger. Biotechnology functions, built-in into conventional structures, carry a lot promise during this admire. knowing the confident impression of biotechnology will rely on the power of constructing international locations to entry and generate know-how that is appropriate to their wishes. even if, govt rules won't inspire funding in public area agricultural study and the personal quarter is usually underdeveloped. This booklet is the fabricated from a convention, held in California in April 1997, lower than the auspices of the rural Biotechnology for Sustainable productiveness (ABSP) undertaking. It presents a vast review of the most recent study and purposes and coverage necessities for biotechnology in constructing international locations. the problems of nutrition safety, skill development, highbrow estate rights, know-how move, biosafety and the necessity for personal area firm are addressed. This publication is vital examining for coverage makers, researchers in agricultural biotechnology, economists, and extension staff.

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L. M. Bedford) 35 Achmad M. Fagi and Muhammad Herman 36 Major research findings have been achieved in nationally and internationally funded research programmes: (i) nationally funded programmes – from work funded through the Partnership Superior Research project the formula of Rhizo-plus has been patented; (ii) internationally funded programmes – a. (ABSP) transgenic maize resistant to stem borer and potato resistant to potato tuber moth were developed, b. (ACIAR) transgenic groundnut resistant to peanut mottle virus was developed, c.

Industrial crops Biotechnology research on industrial crops was initiated in 1986, but is still restricted to tissue culture due to the limitations of research facilities and lack of experienced staff. Plant propagation through tissue culture has been 42 Achmad M. , Pelargonium spp. and Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (introduced species); ginger, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, abaca, patchouli and rami (widely cultivated by smallholders); and Alexya stellata, Rouwolfia serventina, Curcuma petiolata, Pimpinella pruacan, Rutta angustifolia and Gynura procumbens (endangered species of medicinal crops).

Through the ACIAR programme, transgenic groundnuts with resistance to peanut mottle virus were developed. Industrial crops Biotechnology research on industrial crops was initiated in 1986, but is still restricted to tissue culture due to the limitations of research facilities and lack of experienced staff. Plant propagation through tissue culture has been 42 Achmad M. , Pelargonium spp. and Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (introduced species); ginger, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, abaca, patchouli and rami (widely cultivated by smallholders); and Alexya stellata, Rouwolfia serventina, Curcuma petiolata, Pimpinella pruacan, Rutta angustifolia and Gynura procumbens (endangered species of medicinal crops).

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