Plant factories need proper management too
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CTA. 2000. ?Plant factories? need proper management too. Spore 85. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Managing Agricultural Biotechnology: Addressing Research Program Needs and Policy Implications. Edited by J I Cohen, Co-publication of CABI and the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR). 1999. 340 pp. ISBN 0851994008 £49.
Developments in biotechnology are increasingly bound up with food production, and have growing implications for practitioners and policy-makers in research and development. Early applications of biotechnology in agricultural production addressed yield potential and resistance in plants to diseases and insect pests. Nowadays, research has started to offer products that improve human health and nutrition or even repair environmental damage. These developments appear to be going so fast that it is difficult to keep up not only with the technical developments but also with related policy, safety and managerial implications. Potential benefits and risks to society need to be made clear, and scientists and policy makers made accountable to meet the demands from society. This increasingly asks for rapid exchange of information and experiences. Managing Agricultural Biotechnology responds to this need. The contributions address the relevance of biotechnology for the South; the problem of priority setting in agricultural research; how to manage biotechnological research and regional or international cooperation; environmental implications and the question of intellectual property rights. Managing Agricultural Biotechnology: Addressing Research Program Needs and Policy Implications. Edited by J I Cohen, Co-publication of CABI and the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR). 1999. 340 pp. ISBN 0851994008 £49.95 US$90 81 CABI Publishing Wallingford Oxfordshire, OX10 8DE, UK Fax: +44 1491 829292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org