Mugwagwa, Julius and Makinde, Diran
Governance of biotechnology in Africa: the challenge of
reconciling interdependencies and differences.
Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 14(3)
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The article argues that an informed understanding of the
differences and interdependencies among different stakeholders within the biotechnology and biosafety arena is a key issue in the unpacking of challenges facing development and implementation of biosafety systems in Africa. Advocating for a move beyond rhetoric, the article calls for a more nuanced and context-driven approach to biosafety as an avenue for raising chances of success for policy processes and making best use of available resources. Failure to adequately define and delimit the interests and concerns of various stakeholders, and embedding them within a science-based assessment of biosafety brings more harm than good to efforts by countries to develop and implement biosafety systems.
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