Biotechnology: Building on Farmers' Knowledge

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Joske Bunders, Wim Hiemstra, Bertus Haverkort
DIANE Publishing, Oct 1, 1996 - Science - 240 pages
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Examines the application of biotech. to agricultural development, assessing farmer-based as well as science-based biotech., & the socio-political context. Looks at rural people's existing biotech. practices in the areas of animal health, bio pesticides, food processing & crop genetic resources. Assesses science-based biotech. research, the potential of existing technologies & the socio-political context of formal sector research. Presents a methodology for the development of biotech. for small-scale farmers in the tropics, & integrating farmers' knowledge. Sets out a model for integrating the formal & informal R&D systems.
 

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