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dc.contributor.authorMadkour, Magdy A.
dc.description.abstractThe government of Egypt is increasingly aware that it must use its own limited resources in a cost effective way to develop its own appropriate biotechnology applications. Inability to acquire technology developed else-where could deny Egypt timely access to new, important advances that could overcome significant constraints to increased agricultural productivity. A very significant contribution could be the protection of the crops from losses to pests, pathogens and weeds, which currently ranges from 20 to 40% despite the widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Biotechnology offers great benefits by replacing the present policy of blanket sprayings of crops with herbicides, fungicides and pesticides.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectAgricutural biotechnology
dc.subjectpublic good
dc.subjectdeloping nations
dc.subjecttechnology transfer
dc.subjectgovernment regulation
dc.subjectglobal population
dc.titleAddressing agricultural development in Egypt; a national program perspective
dc.typebook chapter

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