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This paper discusses issues of biotechnology and trade in relation to the economic and social development of developing countries.The paper particularly highlights:developing countries and their low-income people could benefit significantly from the development and use of modern biotechnology in agriculture within a proper biosafety regimeinternational agreements on biosafety, biodiversity, an ...

SUBJECT: agricultural policy; biotechnology; brazil; foods; brazil (federal district)

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This paper analyses ways to differentiate between developing countries in the WTO, with special relevance to discussions on special and differential treatment and the ongoing multilateral trade negotiations on agriculture in the Doha Development Round.The author argues that differentiation between the developing countries within the WTO is almost the rule, rather than the exception and emphasi ...

SUBJECT: trade policy.wto; agriculture policy; technical aid; developed countries; democratic republic of the congo

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The paper highlights the complexity of the challenge in developing new forms of collaboration between a variety of actors in the biotechnology area in developing countries, including, national research systems with very diverse capacities in biotechnology, international research centres, local private R&D companies, global life science companies, and advanced research institutes in both indust ...

SUBJECT: agriculture; agricultural research and development; biotechnology; agriculture and food.biotechnology and gmos; agriculture and food.biotechnology and gmos.biotechnology and gmos governance

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This report briefly outlines some general issues arising in intellectual property (IP), in addition to discussing the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in the World Trade Organization. The paper particularly focuses on the ethical issues concerning notions of freedom, fairness, utility, intergenerational justice, respect for intrinsic value, and agricultural biodive ...

SUBJECT: trade policy.wto; world trade organisation; agriculture and food.biotechnology and gmos.biotechnology and gmos governance; trade policy.wto.wto sdt; intellectual property rights

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A widely accepted mechanism for providing developing countries with access to proprietary biotechnology products and tools is the formation of partnerships between Southern and Northern research institutions and multinational private companies. Fostering North-South partnerships in biotechnology has become an important item in the agenda of multilateral and bilateral development agencies over ...

SUBJECT: agricultural research and development; biotechnology; agricultural biotechnology; agriculture and food.agricultural policy; agriculture and food.biotechnology and gmos

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This paper provides a substantial input into the debate on the role of modern agricultural biotechnology in developing countries. The potential contributions of biotechnology to poverty alleviation and enhanced food security and nutrition in developing countries has received little attention beyond blanket statements of support or opposition.The paper particularly highlights:adaptive research ...

SUBJECT: agricultural policy; biotechnology; bt; agriculture and food.agricultural policy; agriculture and food.biotechnology and gmos

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Assessing the impact of agricultural research often implies proving that some kind of positive impact was achieved as a result of a successful research operation. This paper suggests an alternative approach, one that assumes from the outset that impact is achievable, but that stresses the importance of planning research in order to orient it more towards those areas where it is most likely to ...

SUBJECT: agriculture; agriculture and food.agricultural policy; agriculture and food; agricultural research; research to policy

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Codes of conduct for ethical trade have been criticised for failing to consider gender issues or extend to temporary workers. In response, this paper explores ways to develop codes that are effective and inclusive of all workers, including female and temporary workers. The research:analyses how ethical trade can enhance the economic and social rights of women and men workers in African export ...

SUBJECT: codes of conduct; ethical business.citizen participation and stakeholder involvement; role of women; natural resources; gender

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This study of tobacco workers aims to share information on the labour conditions in the tobacco industry in Malawi. It specifically focuses on men, women and children as well as problems they face in asserting their labour rights. While the study scope focuses on Malawi, through a methodological participant survey approach, it raises issues affecting southern Africa and the global environment, ...

SUBJECT: nicotiana tabacum; tenants; role of women; child labour; labour law

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This paper discusses some of the most important features of the emergence of industrial and environmental biotechnology as a growing segment of the new bioeconomy.Conclusions of the paper include:the wider adoption of these technologies will depend largely on the extent to which global economic governance provides adequate space for the emerging technologiesthe importance of a more open market ...

SUBJECT: biotechnology; agriculture and food.biotechnology and gmos.biotechnology and gmos governance; industry; governance; developed countries

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