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Biotechnology and Sustainable Crop Production in Zimbabwe [electronic resource] / John J. Woodend.

Author/Creator:
Woodend, John J.., author
Publication:
Paris : OECD Publishing, 1995.
Series:
OECD Development Centre Working Papers 18151949 ; no.109.
OECD Development Centre Working Papers 18151949 ; no.109
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (81 pages)
Subjects:
Development.
Local subjects:
Zimbabwe.
Summary:
This case study of Zimbabwe has examined developments in biotechnology against the background of a welldeveloped national agricultural research, plant breeding and seeds system. It has then assessed the constraints to biotechnology research, technology development and diffusion in the light of the resources available and the technology transfer mechanisms in place for different groups of farmers. The study concludes that, in the case of Zimbabwe's large-scale commercial farmers, the transfer of biotechnology applications will be determined essentially by their economic advantage over techniques currently in use. In the case of the small-scale and communal areas farmers, it is unlikely that biotechnology innovations - particularly when delivered as seed - would be adopted unless special policy measures to address the problems of seeds supply, are taken ...
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed May 1, 2017).
Contributor:
SourceOECD (Online Service)
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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