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Estimates and implications of the costs of compliance with biosafety regulations for African agriculture

In: Genetically modified crops in Africa: Economic and policy lessons from countries south of the Sahara

  • Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin
  • Zambrano, Patricia

Modern biotechnology needs to be a part of the tools used for effective pov¬erty alleviation in Africa. As GE crops and other products are regulated products, it is imperative to establish regulatory systems that are commen¬surate with the potential risk of the technology. These systems should be not only flexible enough to adapt to gains in knowledge and experience, but also transparent and fair, and take into consideration all aspects of a broad and inclusive decisionmaking process. Biosafety systems that are too cum¬bersome or inflexible and those that become an insurmountable hurdle will stop this technology in its tracks, even those that have an elevated potential to resolve specific productivity issues of African agriculture. Biosafety thus becomes a process that considers all costs, benefits, and risks of prospective technologies within the scope of overall sustainable agricultural and eco¬nomic development.

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  • Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin & Gruère, Guillaume P. & Sithole-Niang, Idah (ed.), 2013. "Genetically modified crops in Africa: Economic and policy lessons from countries south of the Sahara," IFPRI books, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), number 978-0-89629-795-1.
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    1. Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin & Yorobe, Jose M., Jr. & Manalo, Abraham & Ramon, Godfrey & Amirsuhin, Bahagiawati & Lokollo, Erna M. & Zambrano, Patricia, 2007. "The Cost of Compliance with Biosafety Regulations in Indonesia and The Philippines," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon TN 9947, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Odhiambo, Benjamin & Bergvinson, David & Mugo, Stephen & De Groote, Hugo, 2004. "Debunking The Myths Of Gm Crops For Africa: The Case Of Bt Maize In Kenya," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 19918, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    3. Smale, Melinda & Zambrano, Patricia & Gruère, Guillaume & Falck-Zepeda, José & Matuschke, Ira & Horna, Daniela & Nagarajan, Latha & Yerramareddy, Indira & Jones, Hannah, 2009. "Measuring the economic impacts of transgenic crops in developing agriculture during the first decade: Approaches, findings, and future directions," Food policy reviews 10, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    4. Morgenstern, Richard & Harrington, Winston & Nelson, Per-Kristian, 1999. "On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates," Discussion Papers dp-99-18, Resources For the Future.
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