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Managing Biotechnologies for Resource Poor Farmers

June 3, 2011

An interactive participatory process is essential to manage programs that allow technologies to reach intended users. This encourages local capacities and indigenizes local resources for sustainable development. This was forwarded in a paper Managing biotechnologies for resource poor farmers by P.S. Janaki Krishna and colleagues published in Asian Biotechnology and Development Review.

The process is referred to as Interactive Bottom Up (IBU) which creates learning processes between the various actors on the possibilities and constraints of a technological innovation and application. It combines research and development dimensions where the end-user is consulted and considered first before conceptualization of the program.

Email the lead author at jankrisp@gmail.com for additional details.