Innovative farming and forestry across the emerging world: the role of genetically modified crops and trees

This book makes the “business case” for the role of biotechnology innovations for sustainable development in emerging and developing economies. It seeks to support the factual debate on biosciences and technology for developing and emerging economies. The book argues that careful applications of biosciences and technology to clearly identified development challenges can result in positive outcomes for communities, farmers and enterprises, environment and society at large. The book provides a compilation of selected studies from different emerging and developing countries that each illustrate either the potential or demonstrated value of a particular biotechnology application for sustainable agricultural innovation and/or industrial development.