Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Bio-innovation and poverty alleviation: case studies from Asia

Contributor(s): Sajor, Edsel E [Editor] | Resurreccion, Babette P [Editor] | Rakshit, Sudip K [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications 2014Description: xxiii, 252 p.ISBN: 9788132119722.Subject(s): Poverty - Asia | Biotechnology - Economic aspects - Asia | Technological innovations -Economic aspects - AsiaDDC classification: 339.46095 Summary: The proposed volume attempts to understand how forms of bio-innovation might be linked to the problem of poverty and its reduction through an inquiry into a number of empirical cases of present-day bio-innovations in Asia. Conditions and circumstances in countries like Cambodia, China, India, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, and Thailand are quite different and provide a mosaic of varied experiences in bio-innovation that include shrimp farming, GMO cotton, bio gas, organic farming, and vaccines. Offering important insights into various forms of bio-innovation efforts and their effects on poverty alleviation, this volume is divided into three major themes that organize the main sections of the book—benefits for the poor: actual, direct, and prospective benefits for the poor; absence of positive impacts and institutional constraints; pro-poor drivers and embedding in anti-poverty alleviation. The central questions addressed here are: • Ways and circumstances in which certain forms of bio-innovations affect the poor and enable poverty alleviation. • Critical factors and conditions for improving the positive impact of bio-innovations on poverty alleviation. • Poverty alleviation goals should be the point of departure in rationalizing, identifying and designing appropriate and relevant bio-innovation programs. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book244216?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=Books&q=9788132119722&pageTitle=productsSearch)
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Item location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
Slot 1057 (0 Floor, East Wing) Non-fiction 339.46095 B4 (Browse shelf) Available 186024

The proposed volume attempts to understand how forms of bio-innovation might be linked to the problem of poverty and its reduction through an inquiry into a number of empirical cases of present-day bio-innovations in Asia. Conditions and circumstances in countries like Cambodia, China, India, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, and Thailand are quite different and provide a mosaic of varied experiences in bio-innovation that include shrimp farming, GMO cotton, bio gas, organic farming, and vaccines.
Offering important insights into various forms of bio-innovation efforts and their effects on poverty alleviation, this volume is divided into three major themes that organize the main sections of the book—benefits for the poor: actual, direct, and prospective benefits for the poor; absence of positive impacts and institutional constraints; pro-poor drivers and embedding in anti-poverty alleviation.
The central questions addressed here are:
• Ways and circumstances in which certain forms of bio-innovations affect the poor and enable poverty alleviation.
• Critical factors and conditions for improving the positive impact of bio-innovations on poverty alleviation.
• Poverty alleviation goals should be the point of departure in rationalizing, identifying and designing appropriate and relevant bio-innovation programs.
(http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book244216?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=Books&q=9788132119722&pageTitle=productsSearch)

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha