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Author Bennett, David J
Title Successful Agricultural Innovation in Emerging Economies : New Genetic Technologies for Global Food Production
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (458 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Author's biographies -- Alfredo Aguilar -- Klaus Ammann -- Tina Barsby -- David Baulcombe -- Roger Beachy -- David J. Bennett -- Jack A. Bobo -- Graham Brookes -- Samuel Burckhardt -- Claudia Canales Holzeis -- Mark F. Cantley -- Eugenio J. Cap -- Danuta Cichocka -- Gordon Conway -- Adrian Dubock -- Jim M. Dunwell -- Ioannis Economidis -- Claude Fischler -- George Gaskell -- Ian Graham -- Julian Gray -- Jonathan Gressel -- Brian Heap -- T. J. V. Higgins -- Jens Högel -- Richard C. Jennings -- Drew L. Kershen -- Christopher J. Leaver -- Lu Bao-rong -- Diran Makinde -- Carel du Marchie Sarvaas -- Nathalie Moll -- Larry Murdock -- Martin Porter -- Wayne Powell -- Tim Radford -- Chavali Kameswara Rao -- Pamela Ronald -- Piet Schenkelaars -- Idah Sithole-Niang -- Sally Stares -- Eduardo J. Trigo -- Piero Venturi -- Katy Wilson -- Part 1 The issues of plant science and food security -- 1 Reaping the benefits of plant science for food security -- Food security and crop production -- Sustainability and yield -- Crop production and the role of plant science -- Case history I: 'push-pull' systems and companion cropping -- Case history II: priming for defence -- Case history III: accelerated gene discovery, marker-assisted selection and cisgenic plants -- Case history IV: homologous gene targeting as a novel approach to crop improvement -- Grand challenges for the future -- References (Key references indicated by *) -- 2 Global population growth, food security and food and farming for the future -- Historical population growth -- Agricultural production -- Global Hunger Index -- Predicted population growth -- Urbanisation -- Constraints on agriculture -- Land -- Water -- Climate change -- Forecasts of agricultural production -- Novel crops -- Trade and research -- Role of biotechnology -- Conclusion -- References
3 New genetic crops in a global context -- A confluence of crises -- Spiking food prices -- Hunger on the rise -- Food security in 2050? -- Changes in demand -- Population -- Changing consumption patterns -- Demand for biofuels -- Changes in supply -- Rising input prices -- Slowing productivity increases -- Land and water scarcity and deterioration -- Climate change -- The responses of farmers -- Appropriate technologies -- The rise of biotechnology -- Marker-aided selection -- Cell and tissue culture -- Recombinant DNA -- Combating drought -- Managing irrigation systems -- Intermediate technologies -- The zai system -- Conservation farming -- Soda cap fertilisers -- Chaperone genes -- Conclusion -- References -- 4 The economic and environmental impact of first-generation biotech crops -- Introduction -- Economic impacts -- Farm income effects -- Indirect (non-pecuniary) farm-level impacts -- Herbicide-tolerant crops -- Insect-resistant crops -- Aggregating the impact to US crops 1996-2010 -- Estimating the impact in other countries -- Production effects of the technology -- Environmental impact from changes in insecticide and herbicide use -- Impact on greenhouse gas emissions -- Concluding comments -- References -- 5 Germplasm diversity and genetics to drive plant breeding for Africa -- Introduction -- Principles and history of plant breeding -- Opportunities from genomic technology -- What does this mean in the context of African agriculture? -- References -- 6 Using molecular breeding to improve orphan crops for emerging economies -- Introduction -- Molecular plant breeding -- Natural variation and marker-assisted selection -- Marker-assisted selection in orphan crops and the impact of NGS -- Induced variation and mutation breeding -- Application of NGS-based technology in orphan crops -- Engineered variation through genetic modification
Conclusions -- References -- Key further resources -- Part 2 New genetic crops across the emerging world -- 7 Status of crop biotechnology and biosafety in Africa -- Introduction -- Needs -- Benefits accruing from genetic engineering technology in Africa -- South Africa -- Burkina Faso -- Challenges -- Biosafety regulatory regime in Africa -- Genetically engineered crops in the pipeline in Africa -- Conclusion -- References -- Key further resources -- 8 Transforming agriculture in Argentina: the role of genetically modified (GM) crops -- Introduction -- One hundred years of agriculture at a glance -- Genetically modified crops in argentina -- The economic impacts of GM technologies -- Environmental benefits -- Sustainability issues associated with the expansion of soya beans -- Impact on world consumers -- Concluding comments -- References -- 9 China: earlier experiences and future prospects -- Setting the scene: the challenge of food security in China -- Utilisation of new germplasm and breeding technology: impact on rice production -- Transgenic biotechnology and its application in China: the case of cotton -- Biosafety issues: the dilemma for transgenic biotechnology and GM products -- Future perspectives: promotion of new technologies for food security -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10 Genetically engineered crops would ensure food security in India -- Introduction -- Agriculture in India -- Population growth -- Indian agriculture -- Yield, production and productivity -- Irrigation -- Farm mechanisation -- Agricultural extension programmes -- The Green Revolution in India -- Demand and supply of food crops -- Food security, global hunger index and organic farming -- Food security -- Prerequisites of food security -- Indias Food Security Bill, 2011 -- Genetically engineered crops -- Genetically engineered crops in India
Indian biosecurity regulatory system -- Bt cotton in India -- Bt brinjal in India -- Golden Rice in India -- Public and private partnership in agriculture -- Activism against GE crops in India -- Public awareness -- References -- 11 Plant genetic improvement and sustainable agriculture -- Introduction -- What are genetically engineered crops? -- Safety assessment of genetically engineered crops -- Insect-resistant crops -- Herbicide-tolerant crops -- Viral-resistant crops -- Genetically engineered crops on the horizon -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Key further resources -- 12 Nutritional enhancement by biofortification of staple crops -- Historical context -- Micronutrients -- Alleviation of micronutrient deficiency in populations -- Micronutrient fortification -- Micronutrient supplementation -- Biofortification -- Nutrition and agronomy -- What if conventional breeding is not possible? -- Golden Rice -- Acceptance of Golden Rice -- Conclusion -- References -- Key further resources -- 13 Transforming the cowpea, an African orphan staple crop grown predominantly by women -- An important food legume -- Insects consume too much -- Gene technology for cowpea -- Public awareness -- Seed systems -- The road ahead -- Final thoughts -- References -- 14 Transgenic marine algae for aquaculture: a coupled solution for protein sufficiency -- Introduction -- Limitations to achieving this utopia -- High production and harvest costs -- Algae, like all other crops, need domestication -- Domesticating algae as an optimal feed source for aquaculture -- Must all these traits be engineered into algae? -- Is the supply of carbon dioxide limiting for culturing algae in developing countries? -- Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Part 3 Lessons learned about implementing new genetics crops in policy -- References
15 Enabling factors for an innovation-ready agricultural landscape in African countries -- Introduction -- Enabling factors -- Current production of modifiable crops -- Laws and regulations -- Trade flows -- Agricultural research capacity -- Intellectual property protection -- Transport, power infrastructure and communications -- Macroeconomic and political stability -- Paving the way -- Acknowledgement -- References -- 16 Regulatory systems and agricultural biotechnology -- A skeletal description of the regulation of agricultural biotechnology -- Impacts of the regulatory structures upon agricultural biotechnology -- Regulatory structures: needed changes -- Food security for developing nations -- References -- Key further resources -- Description of the regulation of agricultural biotechnology -- Impacts of the regulatory structures upon agricultural biotechnology -- Regulatory structures: needed changes -- Food security for developing nations -- 17 Biotechnology research for innovation and sustainability in agriculture in the European Union -- Introduction -- The legal context of GMOs in the EU -- Risk assessment of GM food and feed -- Risk management of GM food and feed -- Monitoring -- Three decades of research on safety of GMOs -- The international scientific dimension -- Cooperation between the European Commission and Member States to develop a global dimension of the European Research Area -- Cooperation between the European Commission and other countries -- Future perspectives: towards Horizon 2020 -- Acknowledgements -- Disclaimer -- References -- 18 Europe, GM crops and food: understanding the past, looking to the future -- Introduction -- Background -- Understanding EU policy-making on GM crops and food -- Looking ahead -- References -- 19 US international engagement in agricultural research and trade -- Introduction
Agricultural research and support for modern plant improvement and biotechnology
An authoritative review of the implementation of new crop breeding technologies and their role in feeding an increasing global population
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bennett, David J. Successful Agricultural Innovation in Emerging Economies : New Genetic Technologies for Global Food Production New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107026704
Subject Crop improvement -- Developing countries.;Food crops -- Biotechnology -- Developing countries.;Agriculture -- Developing countries
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