Volume 7 2014

Biotechnology in Africa

Emergence, Initiatives and Future

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ISBN: 978-3-319-04000-4 (Print) 978-3-319-04001-1 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

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    Pages 1-11

    The Importance of Political Will in Contributions of Agricultural Biotechnology Towards Economic Growth, Food and Nutritional Security in Africa

  3. Commercialized Genetically Modified Crops

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13

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      Pages 15-36

      Bt Cotton in Burkina Faso Demonstrates That Political Will Is Key for Biotechnology to Benefit Commercial Agriculture in Africa

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      Pages 37-51

      Opportunities and Challenges of Commercializing Biotech Products in Egypt: Bt Maize: A Case Study

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      Pages 53-65

      Genetically Modified Crops Commercialized in South Africa

  4. Building the Bio-economy and Commercialization Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

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      Pages 69-93

      Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge-Based Bio-economy

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      Pages 95-114

      Biotechnology Success Stories by the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) System

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      Pages 115-131

      Towards Optimizing the Impact of Tissue Culture Banana in Kenya

  5. Technologies in Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133

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      Pages 135-155

      The Use of African Indigenous Genes in the Development of Transgenic Maize Tolerant to Drought and Resistant to Maize Streak Virus

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      Pages 157-177

      Biotechnology of Nutritionally Enhanced Food Crops Targeting Malnutrition in Rural Agricultural Populations: The Case Study of Africa Biofortified Sorghum

  6. Capacity Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179

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      Pages 181-193

      The Role of African Universities in Training and Mentorship of Biotechnology Scientists to Embark on Future Challenges in Africa

  7. Biotechnology and Biosafety Regulation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195

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      Pages 197-205

      Elements of an Enabling Biosafety and Regulatory Environment

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      Pages 207-222

      Harmonization of Regional Biosafety and Regulatory Services to Remove Future Trade Barriers in the COMESA Region

  8. Communication and Community Engagement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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      Pages 225-241

      Why Communication and Issues Management (CIMS) Must Occupy a Central Role in GM Projects: Case Study of the Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) Project

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      Pages 243-254

      Social Audits and Their Role in Stakeholder-Oriented Innovation and Fostering Accountability and Trust in Agricultural Biotechnology Development Programs

  9. Political Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255

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      Pages 257-269

      Does Africa Need Political Will to Overcome Impediments to GM Crop Biotechnology Applications for Agricultural Economic Growth and Development, as in the Case of Brazil, Argentina, and India?

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      Pages 271-288

      Influencing Politicians and Policy Makers for a Viable Biotechnology Sector: A case Study of the Nigerian Biosafety Bill Drafting, and Passage Process at the Parliament

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      Pages 289-291

      Conclusion and Way Forward