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Introduction: Is it possible to create pro-poor agriculture-related biotechnology?

Chataway, Joanna (2005). Introduction: Is it possible to create pro-poor agriculture-related biotechnology? Journal of International Development, 17(5) pp. 597–610.

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Abstract

Biotechnology represents hope for those who believe that new technology can contribute to overcoming a range of pressing productivity and environmental constraints facing poor farmers. Pouring money into the science and technology however without recognizing institutional and systemic complexities associated with creating ‘pro-poor’ technologies is unlikely to deliver much for those farmers. Moreover, there are a range of economic and political contextual factors which further complicate efforts to put the technology to use for poorer farmers. This article outlines some of the issues and possible new approaches which are discussed in more detail in later articles in this special issue.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1099-1328
Keywords: Biotechnology; public private partnership; innovation system
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: ?? 17824 ??
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
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Item ID: 2202
Depositing User: Jo Chataway
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2202
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