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Jose Falck Zepeda Side Event What Do We Know Socio-economics Sept 2010

Jose Falck Zepeda Side Event What Do We Know Socio-economics Sept 2010

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Presentation made at the 2010 COP-MOP5 in Nagoya Japan
Presentation made at the 2010 COP-MOP5 in Nagoya Japan

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Socio-Economic Impact Assessments and Biotechnology: TheExperience to Date
José Falck Zepeda
Research FellowLeader Policy Team Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS)IFPRI
From left to rigth: a) Damage by Asia corn borer and b) Bt maize plot in BarangayConel, Mindanao, The Philippines, c) Transgenic Garden,UP-LB Los Banos, Luzon, Philippines
 
Current status 2009
90 million hectares
Six countries cultivated 96% of this area
USA50.0
Argentina17.1
Canada5.8
China 3.3
Paraguay1.8
India1.3
Mainly four crops and two technologies
Private sector dominates product development
Public sector in developing countries developedmultiple technologies, very few have reached farmers
 
In developing countries
Argentina, Brazil, China and India represent closeto 90% adoption in developing countries
Only two countries planting locally-developedpublic sector technologies: India and China
Three countries in Africa planting GM crops: SouthAfrica, Burkina Faso and Egypt
Confined Field Trials in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria,Philippines, India, China, Brazil, Guatemala,Honduras, Mexico, Argentina, others...

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