Biotechnology Policy for Developing Country Agriculture [E-Book] / Carliene Brenner
Brenner, Carliene.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 1997
34 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs ; 14
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• Biotechnology offers the potential for more environmentally-friendly agriculture but the conditions for developing countries to take advantage of that potential should be created. • Policy intervention is needed to ensure that biotechnology responds to the priorities set for agriculture. • Decisions are urgently needed in two policy areas specific to biotechnology: biosafety and intellectual property rights. • Public funding restrictions demand innovative approaches and public/private partnerships. • Flexibility and long-term commitment are essential if donor-supported biotechnology initiatives are to succeed.