Biotechnology and Development: Challenges and
Opportunities for Asia

Editors – Sachin Chaturvedi and S R Rao
Academic Foundation, New Delhi, ISEAS, Singapore, 2004.
ISBN: 981-230-236-0 (Singapore) ISBN 81-7188-346-X (India)

Biotechnology is at the heart of technology revolution in Asia. Policy challenges, however, are arising among other, concerning trade in GMOs, impact of genetic engineering on environment and human health, biosafety management, and ethical aspects that are yet to be addressed at any collective forum in Asia. One of the missing links is a dialogue between natural and social scientists.

This book brings together perceptions on some of these issues by eminent experts from the Asian region. As a sequel to the pioneering Biotechnology Revolution and the Third world: Challenges and Policy Options (RIS 1988), this volume draws lessons from the experiences of Asian developing countries and revisits some of the concerns raised earlier. The contributors to the volume draw policy lessons from country experiences in capability building in Asia, in particular on the role of regional cooperation.