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Alone or together? Can cross-national convergence of biosafety systems contribute to food security in SSA?

Mugwagwa, Julius (2010). Alone or together? Can cross-national convergence of biosafety systems contribute to food security in SSA? Journal of International Development, 22(3) pp. 352–366.

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Abstract

The quest for effective mechanisms to regulate modern biotechnology has elicited policy responses at various levels the world over, with the main multilateral framework being the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are at various levels towards developing and implementing domestic frameworks that comply with this Protocol. In addition, several efforts have been made towards regional cooperation in biosafety. After tracing the motivations and imperatives behind these efforts, the challenges and successes met, this paper proposes anchoring the regional cooperation agenda on food security if a consistent and unifying cross-national biotechnology governance framework is to emerge.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 1099-1328
Keywords: modern biotechnology; biosafety; policy convergence; food security; Sub-Saharan Africa; SADC; NEPAD; AU
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: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 22388
Depositing User: Julius Mugwagwa
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 17:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22388
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