The access and benefit-sharing (ABS) policy process of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and wider discussions about the ethical and conservation issues arising from the commercial use of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, depend upon a well-developed understanding of the activities known broadly as 'bioprospecting'. However, the pace at which our understanding of genetic and other biological resources is accelerating, and market and industry trends are also undergoing constant change.
This book provides information and insights into current practices and trends in biodiversity research and bioprospecting, including for potential medicines, food and cosmetics. It presents background information on markets, research and development, and explores recent extraordinary developments in science and technology and their implications for ABS policy development and implementation. The authors present a brief history of the commercial use of biodiversity, and review key trends across sectors. The book continues with chapters devoted to the main industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals and healthcare, agriculture, industrial process biotechnology and food and beverages. Each chapter includes explanatory boxes to describe key technologies and concepts which are less widely understood, as well as input from various stakeholders including industry representatives, NGOs and researchers. It concludes with a review of industry awareness of and engagement with the CBD, ABS and other policy processes. It is an invaluable resource for all concerned with commercial bioprospecting and the implementation of ABS laws and regulations, particularly in light of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol.
Ebenezer Ajitena is the Senior Pastor of CLIWOM Sanctuary of Praise, a fast growing, dynamic destiny driven church in the heart of South East London. A former Muslim scholar, now ordained anointed and set aside as a voice to the nations. He is a man known for and built on integrity, humility and prayer, exercising extreme spiritual discipline and dedication to his call. He is a powerful preacher and teacher of "the Word," with unique revelations and insight into the practical application of Kingdom living, preaching the living Word to the dying world. Ebenezer is also the author of eleven other books: Breaking the Cycle of Pain, The Moment of Ultimate Breakthrough, It's Too Late to Fail, Life on the Platform of Success, The Utter Depravity of Human Nature, The Violent Takes it by force, When the Heavens Close, Secrets of the Tempter, Breaking the Barrier of Church Casualties 52 Enemies of Success that Must Die and Power for the Next Level. "If you would ride the storms of life, you need God's blueprints for your ark" Pastor Ajitena shares revelational insight from the ancient experiences of Noah. The truths he unveils are relevant for today's believer. Each chapter ends with valuable wisdom principles that will help in the building of your "ark." Wisdom principles include: God 'fashioned' you for success; Do not stay out of fashion Don't run out of patience; anxiety can capsize your ship of destiny The greater the problem, the bigger the victory Adapt to change. Life in the ark is different from on the ground And many more. As an obedient "ark-builder," get to work: YOU ARE DESIGNED FOR SUCCESS!"
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