Quiza. Selective Breedingb. Genetically modified via biotechnologyc. Nollywood
“African countries need to think andoperate as stakeholders, rather thanaccepting the „victim mentality‟ created inEurope.”Florence Wambugu ISAAA
Biotech and Yields•U.S. yields outpaceEU•Productivity+4.4%/year•GM Wheatagreement
Agricultural Investment • Food processing has captured just 10% of cross-border investment; • Production agriculture received just 0.0006%
Ag Biotechnology Investment• US$8.6 billion Venture capital investment in life sciences in 2007.• One-third of all venture capital in U.S., Canada and Sweden in life sciences.
Efficient Regulatory ManagementHigh cost ofregulatorycompliance is Componentsone of thereasons • National Biosafety Policydelayingrelease of • Regulatory Regime (objective)events in • Transparent Administrative systemdeveloping • Public Awareness and Participationcountries. • System for Follow-upFAO
2-5 years, all new crops.Excessive regulation has its impact.