Biotechnology and the policy process: challenges for LDCS. Final Report.
This final report is in two parts. First, the report documents activities and outputs, including dissemination and policy networking efforts. Second, the report provides a summary of key findings across a number of different themes. This section is based on a series of briefing papers produced as part of this and related projects on biotechnology and policy. The appendices include some details of the final project workshop held at IDS in October 2003, and a full list of project written outputs. Through a series of country case studies in China, India, and Zimbabwe the research has traced a series of particular policy processes – some focused on local and national processes, others focused on links between such national debates and more international processes. The aim has been to explore how different local and national contexts enable or constrain poor farmers’ perspectives to be heard, and to assess who is involved and who is excluded and through what mechanisms.
Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, 53 pp.