Knowledge for Development

Biofortified sorghum: lessons for biotechnology


Date: 28/07/2014


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.    

(B4FA, 2013)

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