How might NGOs handle genetically modified seeds for small farmers in Africa?
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Remington, Tom; Bramel, Paula
NGOs need strong partnerships to effectively deliver biotechnology to farmers in developing countries. They need access to technical expertise from the national programs, and the private sector on biosafety concerns, intellectual property, license agreements, and risk management. Our current partnerships have constraints, such as the need to claim success to attract donor funds, which result in conflicts on equitable sharing of credit and costs. Transparent partnerships are required that place value on both research and development
Agricultural biotechnology; food safety; food security; global agriculture; developing countries; sustainability; Eco-footprint; GMO; precautionary principle,