国立研究開発法人 国際農林水産業研究センター | JIRCAS

Sustainable Development and Agricultural Biotechnology

JIRCAS international symposium series
ISSN
13406108
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB)
AA1100908X
本文フルテキスト
Agenda 21, the work programme adopted by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (popularly known as the "Earth Summit") suggested that biotechnology "promises to make a significant contribution in enabling the development of, for example, better healthcare, enhanced food security through sustainable agricultural practices, improved supplies of potable water, more efficient industrial development processes for transforming raw materials, support for sustainable methods of afforestation and reforestation, and detoxification of hazardous wastes."
Today, poverty, disease and food insecurity still afflict most of humanity and the promise of biotechnology still has not materialized, particularly in developing countries. Part of the problem lies in the fact that development in biotechnology is driven by the private sector whereas biotechnology in developing countries has been promoted through government programmes. Existing biotechnology is mainly designed to address market needs in industrialized countries. It is imperative that developing countries adopt the right policies in accordance with their national priorities, taking into account the benefits and risks of biotechnology.
Biotechnology offers powerful tools for the sustainable development of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. When appropriately integrated with other technologies for the production of food, agricultural products and services, biotechnology can be of significant assistance in meeting the needs of the burgeoning global population.

作成者A.H. Zakri
公開者Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
データ作成日2003-11-18
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開始ページ141
終了ページ146
言語eng