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Cover for Current status of crop biotechnology in Africa.

The continent of Africa as a whole is faced with a number of critical challenges as Africa's level of crop production has not kept pace with population growth. Hunger and malnutrition are prevalent. Good agricultural land is declining as a result of poor farming practices, and pests and diseases...

Author(s)
George, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms: challenges and opportunities with Bt cotton in Vietnam, Vol.4.

This book (13 chapters), the fourth in a series (the first, second and third books focused on Bt maize in Kenya, Bt cotton in Brazil, and risk assessment and management of transgenic fish, respectively) that provides scientifically peer-reviewed tools that can help developing countries strengthen...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Hillbeck, A.; Tuat, N. van
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book
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Cover for Bt maize, risk assessment and the Kenya case study.

This introductory chapter provides a scientific background to the Kenyan Bt maize case study. Transgenesis and the worldwide use of transgenic crops (including Bt maize) are discussed alongside the complexities of maize breeding. The chapter also provides an introduction to risk assessment and...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Hilbeck, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene flow and its consequences: a case study of Bt maize in Kenya.

A framework of questions that relate to assessing the risks associated with gene flow is presented, with reference to the proposed introduction of Bt maize into Kenya. Aspects of gene flow risks associated with this particular study are discussed, these include the likelihood of intra- and...

Author(s)
Johnston, J.; Blancas, L.; Borem, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance risks and management associated with Bt maize in Kenya.

This chapter addresses the risk that insect pests associated with Bt maize may evolve resistance to Bt proteins. A series of questions has been constructed to assess risk resistance prior to field release, and before and after commercial release. A possible resistance management plan for the use of ...

Author(s)
Fitt, G. P.; Andow, D. A.; Carrière, Y.; Moar, W. J.; Schuler, T. H.; Omoto, C.; Kanya, J.; Okech, M. A.; Arama, P.; Maniania, N. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The maize agricultural context in Kenya.

This chapter outlines the environmental and socioeconomic conditions under which maize is grown in Kenya. The major insect, disease and weed pests of maize in Kenya are presented with specific detail given on stem borers of which Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus are the dominant species. Various...

Author(s)
Muhammad, L.; Underwood, E.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Problem formulation and options assessment (PFOA) for genetically modified organisms: the Kenya case study.

Problem Formulation and Options Assessment (PFOA) enables the development of a socially viable process that contributes to the risk evaluation of genetically-modified organisms. This chapter provides an overview of the use of PFOA to create a societal dialogue concerning the potential use of Bt...

Author(s)
Nelson, K. C.; Kibata, G.; Muhammad, L.; Okuro, J. O.; Muyekho, F.; Odindo, M.; Ely, A.; Waquil, J. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transgene locus structure and expression of Bt maize.

This chapter documents the outcomes from a working group on transgene locus expression with reference to Bt maize (held as part of an international workshop on scientific risk assessment of Bt maize in Kenya). The current knowledge in relation to Bt maize lines was reviewed and a scientific...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Somers, D. A.; Amugune, N.; Aragão, F. J. L.; Ghosh, K.; Gudu, S.; Magiri, E.; Moar, W. J.; Njihia, S.; Osir, E.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 1: A case study of Bt maize in Kenya.

Many international fora have identified the need for comprehensive, transparent, scientific methods for the pre-release testing and post-release monitoring of transgenic plants to ensure their environmental safety and sustainable use. There is also wide recognition that the regulatory and...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A,; Andow, D. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book

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