Coming to life
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CTA. 1995. Coming to life. Spore 59. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Coming to life: biotechnology in African economic recovery edited by C Juma, J Mugabe and P Kameri-Mbote 1995 192pp ISBN 9966 41 087 2 price Ksks350, UKL 13.95 African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), PO Box 45917, Nairobi, KENYA or Zed
Geopolitical changes associated with major technological innovations are reordering the patterns of international trade. They are also marginalizing African countries which have traditionally relied on exports of raw materials. Proposals on economic renewal have been put forward. These include macro-economic reforms, increased external assistance and reparations for historical injustices. Most proposals are not growth-oriented and do not deal with the main sources of growth. Coming to life reviews the main features of science and technology policy formulation and the status of biotechnology in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The main finding of the study is that African countries have the potential to move into the field of biotechnology and utilize the global fund of knowledge; however, they are hindered by the lack of coherent national policies which put emphasis on the role of science and technology in economic transformation. Coming to life: biotechnology in African economic recovery edited by C Juma, J Mugabe and P Kameri-Mbote 1995 192pp ISBN 9966 41 087 2 price Ksks350, UKL 13.95 African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), PO Box 45917, Nairobi, KENYA or Zed Books 7 Cynthia Street London N1 9JF, UK