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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 10, No. 3, 2007, pp. 336-347
Bioline Code: ej07032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2007, pp. 336-347

 en Biotechnology Issues for Developing Countries - Managing agricultural biotechnology in Colombia
Schuler, Ingrid & Orozco, Luis Antonio

Abstract

The international scenario for biotechnology shows a rapid tendency at industrialized countries in the increase of publications, patents, enterprises and novel solutions for the industry, the environment, health and agriculture. Nevertheless, Colombia has an important delay in relation to the international scientific development and the capacity to generate wealth and services for its productive systems. This delay has been one of the concerns of the country's policy during the last years, and more precisely since 2002, when for the first time biotechnology was included in a National Development Plan as one of the mechanisms for competitiveness and the use of biodiversity and genetic resources. This paper is the result of a survey conducted in 2005 aimed to provide an overview of agrobiotechnology in Colombia to be included in the compendium of case studies organized by the FAO's Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the Network for Technical Cooperation in Agricultural Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean (REDBIO/FAO).

Keywords
agricultural biotechnology, indicators, legislation, policies, public perception.

 
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