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dc.contributor.authorOdame, Hannington
dc.contributor.authorMuange, Elijah
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-25T10:19:02Z
dc.date.available2013-01-25T10:19:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.citationOdame, Hannington. (2011) Agro-Dealers and the Political Economy of Agricultural Biotechnology Policy in Kenya, FAC Working Paper 33, Brighton: Future Agricultures Consortiumen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/2254
dc.description.abstractPublic and private actors and their networks are committing substantial resources to support agro-dealers to deliver novel technologies and information in line with the New Green Revolution for Africa. The main point of entry has been the cereal seed system, with a focus on maize seed in particular, which is seen as both a key staple and a politically important crop. In Kenya, the seed system landscape has been changing dramatically in recent years, with the entry of highly influential seed companies, biotechnology research and legislation of the biosafety regulations. Thus, the prospect of genetically modified (GM) crops being pushed through agribusiness networks is an emerging issue, raising the question of whether small-scale, independent stockists or ‘agro-dealers’ have the capacity to deliver these technologies and provide local regulatory control over the new seeds. This study sought to investigate the policy and institutional environment within which agricultural biotechnology agro-dealers have evolved, as well as the agendas that are being pushed by particular interests in the new pro-GM policy and institutional environment in Kenya and their expected outcomes.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipDfIDen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherFuture Agricultures Consortiumen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFAC Working Paper;33
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectAgricultureen_GB
dc.subjectScience and Societyen_GB
dc.titleAgro-Dealers and the Political Economy of Agricultural Biotechnology Policy in Kenyaen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://www.future-agricultures.org/publications/research-and-analysis/working-papersen_GB


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