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Successful Agricultural Innovation in Emerging Economies
New Genetic Technologies for Global Food Production

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Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS, Professor Jim Dunwell, Professor Sir Gordon Conway FRS, Katy Wilson, Graham Brookes, Professor Wayne Powell, Dr Tina Barsby, Professor Ian Graham, Professor Chris Leaver FRS, Professor Diran Makinde, Eduardo J. Trigo, Eugenio J. Cap, Professor Lu Bao-rong, Professor Kameswara Rao, Professor Pamela Ronald, Dr Adrian Dubock, Dr T. J. Higgins, Professor Larry Murdock, Professor Idah Sithole-Niang, Professor Jonathan Gressel, Professor Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS, Samuel Burckhardt, Dr Claudia Canales Holzeis, Julian Gray, Mark Cantley, Drew L. Kershen, Alfredo Aguilar, Danuta Cichocka, Jens Högel, Piero Venturi, Ioannis Economidis, Martin Porter, Dr Jack A. Bobo, Dr Roger Beachy, Dr David Bennett, Professor George Gaskell, Dr Sally Stares, Nathalie Moll, Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Tim Radford, Piet Schenkelaars, Dr Richard Jennings, Professor Klaus Ammann
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107675896

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  • World population is forecast to grow from 7 to 9 billion by 2050, 1 in 6 is already hungry and food production must increase by 70–100% if it is to feed this growing population. No single solution will solve this problem but recent developments in the genetic technologies of plant breeding can help to increase agricultural efficiencies and save people from hunger in a sustainable manner, particularly in African nations where the need is greatest. These advances can rapidly incorporate new traits and tailor existing crops to meet new requirements and also greatly reduce the time and costs taken to improve local crop varieties. This book provides a collected, reliable, succinct review which deals expressly with the successful implementation of the new plant genetic sciences in emerging economies in the context of the interrelated key regulatory, social, ethical, political and trade matters.

    • Reflects the interdisciplinary nature of plant genetic sciences, covering the key regulatory, social, ethical, political and trade issues
    • Experienced author team have combined both the sciences involved and the policies and practices surrounding them, providing readers with a valuable real-world perspective
    • A guide for policy and decision makers, funding and aid agencies, civil society and regulatory organisations, educational and extension services, journalists and other interested professionals
    • To be used as a resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, in-service training, workshops extension work and similar activities, whether in developed or emerging economies
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    "Each chapter is well written; judging by the contributors' biographies, a strong team was assembled to attack the host of problems society is facing. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."
    L. C. Davis, Choice

    "… required reading for anyone who wishes to take part in serious discussions about the genetic modification of crop plants."
    Richard Strange, Food Security

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107675896
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Part I. The Issues of Plant Science and Food Security: Introduction Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS
    1. Reaping the benefits of plant science for food security Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS
    2. Global population growth, food security and food and farming for the future Professor Jim Dunwell
    3. New genetic crops in a global context Professor Sir Gordon Conway FRS and Katy Wilson
    4. The economic and environmental impact of first generation biotech crops Graham Brookes
    5. The interface of plant genome science, plant breeding and conservation of genetic resources Professor Wayne Powell and Dr Tina Barsby
    6. Using molecular breeding to improve orphan crops for emerging economies Professor Ian Graham
    Part II. New Genetics Crops across the Emerging World: Introduction Professor Chris Leaver FRS
    7. Status of crop biotechnology and biosafety in Africa Professor Diran Makinde
    8. Transforming agriculture in Argentina: the role of genetically modified (GM) crops Eduardo J. Trigo and Eugenio J. Cap
    9. China - earlier experiences and for the future Professor Lu Bao-rong
    10. Genetically engineered crops would ensure food security in India Professor Kameswara Rao
    11. Plant genetic improvement and sustainable agriculture Professor Pamela Ronald
    12. Nutritional enhancement by biofortification of staple crops Dr Adrian Dubock
    13. Transforming the cowpea, an African orphan staple crop grown predominantly by women Dr T. J. Higgins, Professor Larry Murdock and Professor Idah Sithole-Niang
    14. Transgenic marine algae for aquaculture: a coupled solution for protein sufficiency Professor Jonathan Gressel
    Part III. Lessons Learned about Implementing New Genetics Crops in Policy: Introduction Professor Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS
    15. Enabling factors for an innovation-ready agricultural landscape in African countries Samuel Burckhardt, Dr Claudia Canales Holzeis, Julian Gray and Professor Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS
    16. Regulatory systems and agricultural biotechnology Mark Cantley and Drew L. Kershen
    17. Biotechnology research for innovation and sustainability in agriculture in the European Union Alfredo Aguilar, Danuta Cichocka, Jens Högel, Piero Venturi and Ioannis Economidis
    18. Europe, GM crops and food - understanding the past, looking to the future Martin Porter
    19. US international engagement in agricultural research and trade Dr Jack A. Bobo and Dr Roger Beachy
    Part IV. Social, Legal, Ethical and Political Issues: Introduction Dr David Bennett
    20. Have GM crops and food a future in Europe? Professor George Gaskell and Dr Sally Stares
    21. Dealing with challenges and societal expectations - the industry's response Nathalie Moll and Carel du Marchie Sarvaas
    22. Media and GM: a journalist's challenge Tim Radford
    23. The environmental movement's earlier and current viewpoints and positions Piet Schenkelaars
    24. Social and ethical issues raised by NGOs and how they can be understood Dr Richard Jennings
    25. Advancing the cause in emerging economies Professor Klaus Ammann
    Index.

  • Editors

    David J. Bennett, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
    Dr David Bennett has long-term experience in the relations between the biosciences, industry, government, education, law, the public and the media. He works with the European Commission, government departments, companies, universities, public interest organisations and the media, having worked in universities and companies in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe.

    Richard C. Jennings, University of Cambridge
    Dr Richard Jennings is an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are the ethics of science and technology. He pioneered the University's teaching of ethics in science, continues to run graduate workshops on this and is developing a Framework for Assessing Ethical Issues in New Technologies.

    Contributors

    Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS, Professor Jim Dunwell, Professor Sir Gordon Conway FRS, Katy Wilson, Graham Brookes, Professor Wayne Powell, Dr Tina Barsby, Professor Ian Graham, Professor Chris Leaver FRS, Professor Diran Makinde, Eduardo J. Trigo, Eugenio J. Cap, Professor Lu Bao-rong, Professor Kameswara Rao, Professor Pamela Ronald, Dr Adrian Dubock, Dr T. J. Higgins, Professor Larry Murdock, Professor Idah Sithole-Niang, Professor Jonathan Gressel, Professor Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS, Samuel Burckhardt, Dr Claudia Canales Holzeis, Julian Gray, Mark Cantley, Drew L. Kershen, Alfredo Aguilar, Danuta Cichocka, Jens Högel, Piero Venturi, Ioannis Economidis, Martin Porter, Dr Jack A. Bobo, Dr Roger Beachy, Dr David Bennett, Professor George Gaskell, Dr Sally Stares, Nathalie Moll, Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Tim Radford, Piet Schenkelaars, Dr Richard Jennings, Professor Klaus Ammann

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