This book was first published in 1992. This book deals with an area of great importance: the issues involved in developing biotechnologically based industries in the developing countries. The science and most of the techniques are well established and it is often possible to obtain the desired finance. This book, however, examines the sort of choices that a developing country has to make as to whether to go ahead with any of the projects outlined in the book and their likely socio-economic consequences. Each chapter is written by experts in their field and discusses the current biotechnologically based industries and their state of development, their suitability for various economies and the problems associated with developing them. Chapters discuss environmental questions and further socio-economic factors that need to be considered in order to bring about successful wealth creation in these countries. This book will be invaluable reading for all those interested in biotechnology and its application to the developing world.
Table of Contents
1. Biotechnology: the socio-economic
revolution? A synoptic view of the world status
of biotechnology C. Ratledge
2. Bioethanol production: economic and social
considerations in failures and successes F.
Rosillo-Calle, et al.
3. Biofertilizers: agronomic and environmental
impacts and economies K. Mulongoy, S.
Gianinazzi, et al.
4. Microalgal biotechnology: is it an economic
success? A. Vonshak
5. Production of useful biochemicals by
higher-plant cell cultures: biotechnological
and economic aspects A. Sasson
6. Mushroom production - an economic measure in
maintenance of food security S. T. Chang and S.
7. The economic viability of single cell
protein (SCP) production in the 21st century I.
Y. Hamdan and J. C. Senez
8. The impact of biotechnology on international
commodity trade G. Junne
9. Biotechnology: socio-economic
considerations, intercultural perspectives and
international viewpoints E. J. DaSilva
10. Joint microbial biotechnological ventures
in developing countries: social promises and
economic considerations H. W. Doelle and E.
11. The economic and social implications of
gene technology to developing countries B. K.
12. Microbial technology: economic and social
aspects R. Walgate
13. Information support for research and
development in biotechnological applications A.
Kornhauser and B. Boh
14. The effects of emerging biotechnologies on
plant and animal agriculture - a viewpoint D.
L. Hueth, et al.