No More Technological "Silver Bullets": A Policy Brief on Canada's Role in Africa's Agricultural Underdevelopment

Author
The Working Group on Canada’s Policy with Regard to Agricultural Biotechnology and Developing Countries
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There is no doubt that science and technology have an important role to play in international development. As with most interventions, however, “context” is everything. If new technologies are introduced into a foreign environment in the absence of a clearly understood demand and careful preparation -- including the right of the recipients to say "no" -- there is every risk that the tool will take priority over the
purpose.