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dc.contributor.authorTakeshima, Hiroyukieng
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaeng
dc.coverage.spatialDeveloping countrieseng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.description.abstractThe prospect for the development of genetically modified (GM) orphan crops is reviewed from various perspectives. The article specifically assesses the potential constraints for developing GM cassava based on typical patterns of past genetic modification technology application on crops, the low level of basic research that has been done on cassava, African stakeholders' perceptions on GM crops in general, and regulation issues for cassava. The article also assesses potential factors that might mitigate such constraints, such as the potential benefits of genetic modification technology in overcoming particular problems for cassava over conventional non-genetic modification technologies, the level of interest among African countries on such benefits, and the preferential treatment given to crops like cassava (such as humanitarian use licenses). The article concludes with a discussion of prospects for GM cassava and some knowledge gaps that need to be filled to speed up the commercialization of GM cassava in Sub- Saharan Africa.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipThe University of Illinois and International Food Policy Research Institute provided financial support for this work.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 13(1) 2010: 63-75.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/7073eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 13, no. 1 (2010)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v13n1/v13n1a05-takeshima.htmeng
dc.subjectgenetic modificationeng
dc.subjectorphan cropseng
dc.subjecthumanitarian use licenseseng
dc.subject.lcshGenetic engineering -- Public opinioneng
dc.subject.lcshCassavaeng
dc.subject.lcshGenetic engineeringeng
dc.titleProspects for Development of Genetically Modified Cassava in Sub- Saharan Africaeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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