H. James Jr., Deepthi Kolady, and S K. Srivastava
Deepthi Kolady (with S.K. Srivastava) is a contributing author, " Ethical Tensions in Regulation of Agriculture Biotechnology and its impact on Policy Outcomes."
From the publisher's website:
The introduction of new technologies can be controversial, especially when they create ethical tensions as well as winners and losers among stakeholders and interest groups. While ethical tensions resulting from the genetic modification of crops and plants and their supportive gene technologies have been apparent for decades, persistent challenges remain. This book explores the contemporary nature, type, extent and implications of ethical tensions resulting from agricultural biotechnology specifically and technology generally. There are four main arenas of ethical tensions: public opinion, policy and regulation, technology as solutions to problems, and older versus new technologies. Contributions focus on one or more of these arenas by identifying the ethical tensions technology creates and articulating emerging fault lines and, where possible, viable solutions. Key features include:
Focusing on contemporary challenges created by new and emerging technologies, especially agricultural biotechnology.
Identifying a unique perspective by considering the problem of ethical tensions created or enhanced by new technologies.
Providing an interdisciplinary perspective by including perspectives from sociologists, economists, philosophers and other social scientists.
This book will be of interest to academics in agricultural economics, sociology and philosophy and policymakers concerned with introducing new technology into agriculture.
Stuart J. Smyth, Peter W. B. Phillips, David Castle, and Deepthi Kolady
Deepthi Kolady is a contributing author, "International Regimes on Plant Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resources."
From the publisher's website:
This book is a compendium of knowledge, experience and insight on agriculture, biotechnology and development. Beginning with an account of GM crop adoptions and attitudes towards them, the book assesses numerous crucial processes, concluding with detailed insights into GM products. Drawing on expert perspectives of leading authors from 57 different institutions in 16 countries, it provides a unique, global overview of agbiotech following 20 years of adoption. Many consider GM crops the most rapid agricultural innovation adopted in the history of agriculture. This book provides insights as to why the adoption has occurred globally at such a rapid rate. This is a rich and varied collection of research, which will appeal to scholars, academics and practitioners worldwide. An invaluable resource, this book will be a first point of reference to anyone with an interest in agbiotech and studies into agriculture, biotechnology and development.
Are you looking for a better way to connect with your employees and keep them motivated? Every person in your organization desires to be understood and accepted. The purpose of this book is to teach you how to empathize with each of your employees, and create a better work environment. When work days become mundane, you will learn how to create a sense of connection with your employees. During stressful times, you can display empathy to calm and reassure each employee, so that they can think clearly and problem solve. The purpose of empathy-based management is to create a work environment in which employees internalize your support and encouragement, and this sense of connection inspires their professional growth and development. The goal of empathy-based management is to develop managers and employees who are: (1) motivated and ethical, (2) competent, and (3) enjoyable coworkers.
How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated? provides clear, specific techniques that teach you how to empathize and create an atmosphere where everyone working for you feels accepted and understood. Through empathy you will be able to create an environment that results in professional growth and internalized motivation.
Reconnecting Markets: Innovative Global Practices in Connecting Small-Scale Producers With Dynamic Food Markets
Estelle Biénabe, Julio A. Berdegué, Lucian Peppelenbos, and Deepthi Kolady
Deepthi Kolady (with S. Krishnamoorthy, and S. Narayanan) is a contributing author, "Marketing Cooperatives in a new Retail Context."
The rapid changes taking place in the structure and governance of national and regional agri-food markets in developing countries seriously affect the ability of agriculture, especially small-scale agriculture, to contribute to economic growth and sustainable development. Reconnecting Markets is the second volume of case examples from the Regoverning Markets programme (2005-2008). It focuses on the keys to inclusion of small-scale farmers and rural SMEs into dynamic national and regional markets. The cases document specific arrangements that appear to have played a positive role in supporting greater inclusion, such as public policies and business initiatives, collective action by farmers and support from development agencies.
Financial Inclusion, Innovation, and Investments: Biotechnology and Capital Markets Working for the Poor
Ralph D. Christy, Vicki L. Bogan, W. Lesser, and Deepthi Kolady
Deepthi Kolady (with W. Lesser) is a contributing author, "Developing County Options Under TRIPS: Choices to Maximize Biotech Transfer."
From the inside flap:
This book is a state-of-the-art discussion of what has succeeded (and failed) in the design and implementation of projects and institutions to assist the poor in developing country economies. In Africa especially, far too many people are still living under conditions of extreme poverty. The goal of the book is twofold: (1) to identify and assess the key processes through which markets affect the livelihoods of the rural poor; and (2) to propose micro- and macro-level policies and innovations to address the problems of inclusion that arise. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and professionals in the field, this volume is timely to all those involved in designing innovative institutions that transfer capital and technologies to low-income countries facing the challenges of poverty alleviation and economic development.
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Issues (Intellectual Property in the 21st Century Series)
B. A. Everett, N. L. Trijillo, Deepthi Kolady, and W. Lesser
Deepthi Kolady (with W. Lesser) is a contributing author,
"Plant Intellectual Property Rights and Impacts on Agricultural Research and Development, and Crop Productivity." (p. 63 - 84) and "Economic Effects of Geographical Indications on Developing Countries." (p.163-180)
Technology licensing is an important element of conduct in many industries and has attracted a fair amount of attention in recent years. Considering fixed-fee licensing, the authors show that upstream and downstream markets play important roles for a profitable licensing.
Public-Private Partnership and Genetically Engineered Eggplant: Adoption,Economic Feasibility, and Impact on Varietal Diversity in India
The public-private partnership involved in the development of genetically engineered eggplant (Bt eggplant) in India is a good example for analyzing the economic impact of the partnership for different stake holders: producers, consumers, and innovators, and this book share that motivation. This book focuses on factors influencing expected adoption of two different forms of the technology- Bt hybrid and Bt open pollinated varieties (OPV), the welfare benefits of introducing Bt eggplant in the context of the public-private partnership, and the impact of introduction of Bt eggplant on varietal diversity. The main findings are: hybrid growers of eggplant have higher probability to adopt Bt hybrid; providing Bt OPVs on preferential terms to resource- limited farmers would not be detrimental to the innovator?s interest, and introduction of Bt OPVs by public sector might reduce the speed at which landraces are getting replaced by Bt hybrids in India, which is one of the centers of origin of eggplant. However, the success of the partnership would largely depend on the seed premium of Bt hybrid charged by the innovator, and the performance of Bt technology.
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