Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture [E-Book]: The Case of Mexico / José Solleiro Rebolledo
Solleiro Rebolledo, José.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 1995
62 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Development Centre Working Papers ; 105
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This case study of Mexico examines developments in agricultural biotechnology against the background of recent changes in macro-economic, environmental and agricultural policies as well as in the regulation of the seeds industry, intellectual property protection and biosafety. It also identifies incentives and constraints at the different phases of research, technology development and diffusion of biotechnology in agriculture.The study suggests that, under current conditions, biotechnology is likely to benefit only those producers already taking advantage of relatively complex technological packages and to bypass small farmers and peasants. It concludes with recommendations for the establishment of a biotechnology policy for the agriculture sector.