Implementation of stewardship in African agricultural public research and development institutions

@inproceedings{Alhassan2018ImplementationOS,
  title={Implementation of stewardship in African agricultural public research and development institutions},
  author={W. S. Alhassan and V. Anthony and P. Rudelsheim},
  year={2018}
}
The commercial use of biotech crops developed using genetic modification (GM) technologies is very limited in sub-Saharan African agriculture. Efforts are on-going to address this.  The need to implement best practices in stewardship to support the responsible and safe management of agricultural biotechnology and maintain the highest research standards on product integrity have received less attention. A pioneering initiative on “strengthening capacity for safe biotechnology management in sub… Expand
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