Innovative farming and forestry across the emerging world: the role of genetically modified crops and trees
This book published by the International Industrial Biotechnology Network (IIBN), highlights the importance of biotechnological innovations for sustainable development of agriculture and industry, illustrated by means of case studies from growth economies and developing countries. The book focuses on (near) commercial applications of transgenic technologies in agriculture and forestry and provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of commercial farming using transgenic breeding across the emerging/developing world. It seeks to support the factual debate on biosciences and technology for developing and emerging economies. The book argues that careful applications of biosciences and technology to clearly identified development challenges can result in positive outcomes of communities, farmers and enterprises, environment and society at large. The book provides a compilation of selected case studies from different emerging and developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, that illustrate either the potential or demonstrated value of a particular biotechnology application for sustainable agricultural innovation and/or industrial development. Special emphasis is given to approaches adapted to meet heterogeneous local needs and help support more inclusive growth in low and middle-income countries. The authors highlight the way forward as improved and constructive dialog on technology, enabling policies that stimulate the flow of needed technology and investment and the international cooperation in technology development and deployment.