Biofortified sorghum: lessons for biotechnology
Experiences with implementing the Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) project that seeks to develop a more nutritious and easily digestible sorghum variety are described. It is argued that the project has contributed significantly to the strengthening of African scientific networks. Other issues reflected upon are: the role of the private sector; intellectual property; biosafety and regulatory capacity; funding; communication issues and the balancing of commercial interests and country needs.
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