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In this opinion piece, Judy Beals, the private sector director for Oxfam America, and Diane Holdorf, the chief sustainability officer and vice president of environmental stewardship at Kellogg Company, note that World Food Day, held on October 16, is a moment to reflect on the progress that has been...
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) held a recent consultation meeting with the Hybrid Parents Research Consortia, a group of 33 seed companies, to identify new priorities and strengthen private sector partnerships. Each of the three research consortia focuses...
Biotechnology associations from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Estonia have joined an initiative aimed at conferring Young Innovative Company (YIC) status on biotechnology research firms, which would exempt them from paying taxes, leaving the companies with more capital to invest back into research. The...
In order to stimulate technology transfer between developed and developing countries and between developing countries, this paper explores the elements of biotechnology transfer. The author argues that a regional approach would be the most effective means for technology transfer since economies in a...
In this article, James Oehmke, a Senior Food Security and Nutrition Policy Adviser at the Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development, writes that when African Heads of State signed the 2014 Malabo Declaration, they were signaling a paradigm shift in how governments in Africa...
In order to stimulate technology transfer between developed and developing countries and between developing countries, this paper explores the elements of biotechnology transfer. The author argues that a regional approach would be the most effective means for technology transfer since economies in a...
Speaking June 9 at Bangalore Bio 2006 in Bangalore India, Jairam Ramesh, India'a Union Minister of State for Commerce, appealed to biotechnology companies to conduct research in the public spirit. He also expressed regret over a "sharp fall" in Indian government funding for high yielding crop varieties...
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced a new public-private partnership in support of the West Africa Seed Alliance...
Chile and India have agreed to increase economic collaboration between their agricultural sectors, including the exchange of technical information and training. Orlando Morales Valencia, chief of the Plant Protection Division at Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service, said that Chile expects...
A series of regulations from the Chinese government make it apparent that China is trying to shield its farm sector from the impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods. China's Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection Administration have recently introduced regulations that frame GM foods...