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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a three-year US$4.8 million grant to U.S.-based Cornell University to strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines. The grant is through USAID’s Feed the Future...
Claire Fraser, president and director of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), believes that collaboration on projects of mutual interest to genomic research institutes in industrialized nations and their counterparts in developing countries may help bridge the North-South technology gap. As an...
Claire Fraser, president and director of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), believes that collaboration on projects of mutual interest to genomic research institutes in industrialized nations and their counterparts in developing countries may help bridge the North-South technology gap. As an...
The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) last week announced the launch of a new project to develop and deploy new cereal varieties and promote sustainable management technologies and agricultural policies in South Asia. The "Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia"...
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in partnership with Purdue University, also in the U.S., Pioneer Hi-Bred, and several private sector and national research partners in South Asia, will...
Letter to the editor argues that local government support for biotechnology innovation is the key to the successful implementation of new technologies in developing countries. In particular, research at the Program in Science, Technology and Innovation of Harvard University demonstrates that financial...
Letter to the editor argues that local government support for biotechnology innovation is the key to the successful implementation of new technologies in developing countries. In particular, research at the Program in Science, Technology and Innovation of Harvard University demonstrates that financial...
Addressing participants at the final session of the West Africa ministerial conference on agricultural technology in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, J.B. Penn, U.S. undersecretary of agriculture for farm and foreign agricultural services, discussed several key conference themes, including regional cooperation...
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Biotechnology Forum will host an e-mail conference November 4 to December 9, 2011, entitled "Strengthening partnerships in agricultural biotechnologies for the benefit of smallholders in developing countries: Discussing North-South, South-South, Public-Private...
This document focuses on "the increasing importance of public-private sector partnerships in helping to deliver the benefits of GM crops to developing countries and some of the difficulties experienced in such initiatives." It notes the different types of alliances that could potentially be...