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Adebooye / Taiwo

Biotechnology Development and threat of Climate Change in Africa

The Case of Nigeria - VOLUME 1

2010. Buch. 326 S. Softcover

Cuvillier Verlag. ISBN 978-3-86955-402-0

Format (B x L): 14.6 x 21.1 cm

Gewicht: 418 g

In englischer Sprache


Basically, the contemporary manipulation of identifiable living cells and bacteria in industrial and scientific processes has been functionally essentialized by the desire to improve on the state of the human condition in this modernizing era. Meanwhile, the prevalent globalizing culture has made it feasible for quick exchange of information and, indeed, instant spread of cogent empirical knowledge. Such is the case with biotechnological development, which seeks to enhance agricultural productivity; health care delivery and, of course, the realization of the focal target of the `Millennium Development Goals¿ (MDGs), that is `halving extreme poverty by 2015¿. As noble as this innovation seems however, its application in Nigeria as obtainable in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa has been largely uncoordinated, or at best, attenuated; ostensibly due to inactivity on the part of the political leadership. This study focuses on the explication of varying interpretations of the reality of biotechnological incorporation within Nigerian configuration. On the part of the policy planners, have usual proclamations been met with desired actions in the bid to localize such innovation in the country? Are they conscious of its long-run human, social and environmental implications? On the other hand, are the people - the supposed direct beneficiaries of such adaptation aware of its existence and usefulness? How do they perceive and construct its reality? These and related issues are addressed in this study. The methods of In-depth Interviews (IDIs) and Evaluation Research (ER) are engaged as the study¿s modes of inquiry, while Berger and Luckmann¿s `The Social Construction of Reality¿ is adopted as its theoretical platform.


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