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Biotechnology and Development

Expanding the Capacity to Produce Food

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: April 1993
  • Page count: 435
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 92.II.A.15

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Biotechnology will play an important role in feeding the world's growing population. Further increases in output can be achieved using existing technologies. This publication assesses the technology available and stresses the need for reassessment of old technologies and assessment of new technologies. It discusses the prospects and status of biotechnology in Africa and Asia; national strategies; critical issues; risk management; policy and practice; opportunities and the strengthening of international cooperation.