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  • Online publication date: March 2013

7 - Status of crop biotechnology and biosafety in Africa

from Part 2 - New genetic crops across the emerging world

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Key further resources

1. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA).
2.Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
3. South African Association for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). Public Understanding of Biotechnology.
4. AfricaBio (Biotechnology Stakeholders Association).
5. African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).
6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
7. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS).
8. Thurow, R., and Kilman, S. (2009). Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. PublicAffairs, New York.
9. Juma, C. (2011). The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Oxford University Press, New York.
10. NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
11. NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise.