Biotechnology, the gene revolution, and proprietary technology in agriculture: a strategic note for the World Bank uri icon


  • The world economy experienced significant growth and transformation, with increases in productivity,product quality, and export base diversification in the 1990s. These advances were mainly driven by thegrowth of traditional agricultural and industrial sectors, including the natural resource-based sectors.This article outlines how application that New Science offers an opportunity for equitable growth thatwill assist in further poverty alleviation throughout the world. New Science will impact all poverty areassuch as income, nutrition and environmental enhancement. The principal objective of this documentwas to provide a textual report on the topic of innovation in science and technology, and in particularthe way that new science such as biotechnology and information technology serve as factors forincreasing the competitiveness of developing nations in the global context. Interwoven into this subjectmatter the report provides clear positions to consider adopting in the critical areas of Intellectual PropertyRights, Biotechnology Biosafety, Trade and Environmental Protection

publication date

  • 2001