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The U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have announced £7 million (US$13.8 million) in funding for 12 new research projects aimed at "tackling" pests, diseases, and harsh environmental conditions...
Paul Heisey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of the impact of agriculture research and development (R&D) for food security in developing countries. Heisey states, "Investment in agricultural R&D that complement other policy measures in enhancing incentives to producers and...
Paul Heisey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of the impact of agriculture research and development (R&D) for food security in developing countries. Heisey states, "Investment in agricultural R&D that complement other policy measures in enhancing incentives to producers and...
This United Nations 58th General Assembly Report of the Secretary General states that it is in the interest of people from both developed and developing countries to use safe biotechnological applications as widely as possible. This, it says, requires the development and implementation of policies that...
This United Nations 58th General Assembly Report of the Secretary General states that it is in the interest of people from both developed and developing countries to use safe biotechnological applications as widely as possible. This, it says, requires the development and implementation of policies that...
Researchers from the University of Exeter, United States, have shown that parthenocarpy, which causes a plant to produce seedless fruits without the need for pollination, could increase fruit quality and quantity amongst crops that would otherwise require pollination. The production of seedless fruits,...
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company that develops technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) this week announced the completion of...
Research to improve the production of the common bean is part of a US$4.5 million grant that was awarded last week by the United States Department of Agriculture. The common bean is a main staple produced throughout food insecure areas of the world. Catherine Woteki, USDA's Chief Scientist and Under...
Pharoah Mosupi, director of the Department of Research under Botswana's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, has said it is high time for Botswana to adopt biotechnology in agriculture. Mosupi was speaking at a recent workshop of Southern Africa's Regional Agricultural and Environment...
This research paper discusses policy and constraints on biotechnology product development in East Africa. It recommends: 1) developing and implementing clear national policies and regulations on biotechnology research and development (R&D), with an emphasis on encouraging private sector innovation and...