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Publications: Agricultural Research, Policy and Management, and, Biodiversity

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Recent and Key Publications

  • Biodiversity Education and the Anthropocene: An Indicator of Extinction or Recovery. 2016. In press. American Biology Teacher, April 2016.

Biodiversity and genetic resources


Next Harvest Research Studies – study I initiated while at ISNAR

Based on data and case studies indicating policy and research abilities in selected developing countries to apply biotechnology to the needs of the poor. Selected publications:

  • Putting GM technologies to work: public research pipelines in selected African countries. Idah Sithole-Niang, Joel Cohen, and Patricia Zambrano. African Journal of Biotechnology, November 2004; 3(11) PDF format
  • To reach the poor: Results from the ISNAR-IFPRI Next Harvest study on genetically modified crops, public research and policy implications. IFPRI EPDT discussion paper. Atanassov, A., A. Bahieldin, J. Brink, M. Burachik, J. I. Cohen, V. Dhawan, R. V. Ebora, J. Falck-Zepeda, L. Herrera-Estrella, J. Komen, F. C. Low, E. Omaliko, B. Odhiambo, H. Quemada, Y. Peng, M. J. Sampaio, I. Sithole-Niang, A. Sittenfeld, M. Smale, Sutrisno, R. Valyasevi, Y. Zafar, and P. Zambrano. 2004. Available here in PDF format
  • Poorer nations turn to publicly developed GM crops
    Joel I. Cohen, Nature Biotechnology, Volume 23, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 27-33.
    You can access this paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute's website (IFPRI): www.ifpri.org/media/biotech20050106.htm
  • Policy, Investment, and Partnerships for Agricultural Biotechnology Research in Africa: Emerging Evidence. 2006. David J. Spielman, Joel I. Cohen and Patricia Zambrano. ATDF Journal: 3(4): 3 -11.
  • An Overview of Regulation, Perceptions and Priorities for GM Crops in Asian Countries. 2005. Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, Reynoldo V. Ebora, Joel I. Cohen, Jose Falck Zepeda, Patricia Zambrano. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (RIS): Vol 7(3): 9-24.

Biosafety, biosecurity, environment and food safety, and regulation

  • Myth or reality Public Service Review: Emerging Markets 2: 68-69 2005. Staffordshire (UK) PSCA International Ltd. (address: http://pscainternational.co.uk/pub_contents.asp?ID=160)
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  • Explaining restricted approval and availability of GM crops in developing countries. Joel I Cohen and Robert Paarlberg. (AgBiotechNet 2002 Vol. 4 October, ABN 097) Download in PDF format: size 100Kb (Please note that this is a restricted version of the paper which cannot be printed)
  • Unlocking crop biotechnology in developing countries – a report from the field. Cohen, J.I. and R. Paarlberg. World Development: 32(9): 2004. Pages 1563-1577 Available Online
  • Food safety and GM crops: implications for developing country research. Cohen, J.I., H. Quemada, and R. Frederick. Policy Brief Number 16, in (L.J. Unnevehr, Ed.) Food Safety in Food Security and Food Trade. IFPRI, Washington, DC. 2003. PDF format
  • A Framework for Biosafety Implementation: Report of a Meeting
    Report of Meeting No. 16 / 2003 / 57 pages
    E-format: PDF format (size 491 Kb)
  • A Conceptual Framework for Implementing Biosafety: Linking Policy, Capacity and Regulation
    Briefing Paper No. 47 / 2002 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 12 pages
    E-format: PDF format, (size 150 Kb)
  • Biosafety Regulation of Genetically Modified Orphan Crops in Developing countries: a way forward. Pages 41-53 in The Economics of Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnologies. Eds. J. Alston, R.E. Just, and D. Zilberman Proceedings of Orphan Crop Symposium. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Published by Springer, New York, NY. Falck, J.Z and J.I. Cohen. 2005

Biotechnology

Public sector biotechnology in selected developing countries:

  • Putting GM technologies to work: public research pipelines in selected African countries. Idah Sithole-Niang, Joel Cohen, and Patricia Zambrano. African Journal of Biotechnology, November 2004; 3(11) PDF format

  • To reach the poor: Results from the ISNAR-IFPRI Next Harvest study on genetically modified crops, public research and policy implications. IFPRI EPDT discussion paper. Atanassov, A., A. Bahieldin, J. Brink, M. Burachik, J. I. Cohen, V. Dhawan, R. V. Ebora, J. Falck-Zepeda, L. Herrera-Estrella, J. Komen, F. C. Low, E. Omaliko, B. Odhiambo, H. Quemada, Y. Peng, M. J. Sampaio, I. Sithole-Niang, A. Sittenfeld, M. Smale, Sutrisno, R. Valyasevi, Y. Zafar, and P. Zambrano. 2004.
    Available here in PDF format
  • Poorer nations turn to publicly developed GM crops
    Joel I. Cohen, Nature Biotechnology, Volume 23, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 27-33.
    You can access this paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute's website (IFPRI): www.ifpri.org/media/biotech20050106.htm
  • An Overview of Regulation, Perceptions and Priorities for GM Crops in Asian Countries. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review. Volume 7: (3) 9-24. Mehta-Bhatt, P., Ebora, R.V, Cohen, J.I., Zepeda, J.F. and Zambrano, P. 2005
  • Public GM Innovations, Safety Regulation, and …..Results? The Globalization of Agricultural Biotechnology: Multi-disciplinary Views from the South. Warwick University Press, UK. Cohen, J.I., J. Komen, and Zambrano, P. 2005. Proceedings posted on web: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/ soc/csgr/activitiesnews/workshops/2005ws/agbiopr/cohen.doc
  • How much is the quality of life being regulated? Pages 173- 188 in Agricultural Biotechnology: Finding Common International Goals. NABC Proceedings Report 16. NABC, Ithaca, New York. Cohen, J.I. and P. Zambrano. 2005.
  • Public sector development of GM crops in developing countries. Eldis: Gateway to Development Information. Cohen, J. 2005. Accessible at:http://www.eldis.org/cf/search/disp/DocDisplay. cfm?Doc=DOC17342
  • Biotechnology and the Public Good. SciDevNet Web Editorial; http://www.scidev.net. Cohen, J.I. and P. Pinstrup Andersen. 2002
  • Developing countries forge ahead in crop biotechnology for the poor. ISNAR.http://www.isnar.cgiar.org/ibs/NextHarvest.htm. M. Luijben and J.I. Cohen. 2002
  • An international initiative in biotechnology: priorities, values and implementation of an A.I.D. project. Crop Science 33: 913-918. Cohen, J.I. 1993

Biotechnology policy:

  • Biotechnology for Developing-Country Agriculture Problems and Opportunities —Research Policy and Management Issues, by Joel I. Cohen, Cesar Falconi, and John Komen
    www.ifpri.org/2020/focus/focus02/focus02_08.htm
  • Biotechnology and Sustainable Livelihoods – Findings and Recommendations of an International Consultation. Falck-Zepeda, J., J. I. Cohen, R. Meinzen Dick, and John Komen. 2002. Biotechnology and Sustainable Livelihoods – Findings and Recommendations of an International Consultation. ISNAR Briefing Paper Number 54. ISNAR, The Hague, The Netherlands. Briefing Paper No. 54 / 2002 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 12 pages
    E-format: webpagePDF format (size 94 Kb)
  • Uso de Insumos y Biotecnologias Apropiadas en Algunos Sistemas Nacionales de Investigacion Agricola Latinoamericanos
    Briefing Paper No. 44S / 2001 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 8 pages
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  • Strategic Decisions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Synthesis of Four Policy Seminars
    Briefing Paper No. 38 / 1998 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 12 pages
    E-format: webpage
  • Colaboración, Gestión y Transferencia de Biotecnología en la Investigación: Cómo Colmar las Necesidades de los Países en Desarrollo
    Briefing Paper No. 27S / 1996 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 8 pages
    E-format: webpage
  • Biotechnology Priorities, Planning, and Policies: A Framework for Decision Making
  • TITLE Research Report No. 6 / 1994 / ISBN: 92-9118-015-1 / 63 pages
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  • Impact assessment and agricultural biotechnology research methodologies for developing, emerging and transition economies. Contribution to OECD Report: Accessing Agricultural Biotechnology in Emerging Economies. OECD, Paris, France. Falck, J.Z., J.I. Cohen and J.Komen. 2003
  • Research Policy and Management Issues. Focus 2, Brief 8 of 10 in G.J. Persley (ed.) Biotechnology for Developing Country Agriculture: Problems and Opportunities. IFPRI, Washington DC. Cohen, J.I., C. Falconi and J. Komen.
  • Biotechnology Priorities, Planning and Policies: A Framework for Decision Makers. A Biotechnology Research Management Study. ISNAR Research Report 6. 49 pages. The Hague, The Netherlands. Cohen, J.I. 1994.

Regional priority setting

  • Turning Priorities into Feasible Programs: Proceedings of a Regional Seminar on Planning, Priorities, and Policies for Agricultural Biotechnology for East and Southern Africa. South Africa, 23-27 April, 1995. 179 pages. Published by the Intermediary Biotechnology Service and FRD, The Hague, The Netherlands. Komen, J., J.I. Cohen, and Z. Ofir (editors). 1996.
  • Turning Priorities into Feasible Programs: Proceedings of a Regional Seminar on Planning, Priorities, and Policies for Agricultural Biotechnology in Southeast Asia. Singapore, 25-29 September, 1994. 134 pages. Published by the Intermediary Biotechnology Service and Nanyang Technological University, The Hague, The Netherlands. Komen, J., J.I. Cohen, and S.K. Lee (editors). 1995
  • Making a difference: considering beneficiaries and sustainability while undertaking research in biotechnology. Pages 173-199 in C.L. Ives and B.M. Bedford (eds.) Agricultural Biotechnology in International Development. CABI Publishing, UK. Cohen, J.I. 1998.

Books

  • Managing Agricultural Biotechnology. Addressing Research Program Needs and Policy Implications
    (Ed. Joel I. Cohen). Book / 1999 / ISBN: 0-85199-400-8 / 344 pages
    E-format: webpage PDF format
  • AAAS Publication:Perspectives on Biodiversity: Case Studies in Genetic Resource Conservation and Development Authors/Editors: Christopher S. Potter; Joel I. Cohen; Dianne Janczewski, editors
    1993 American Association for the Advancement of Science
    archives.aaas.org/publications.php?pub_id=309
  • Strengthening Collaboration in Biotechnology: International Agricultural Research and the Private Sector. Proceedings of a Conference. 479 pages. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, 20523. Cohen, J.I. (ed.). 1989.

Capacity building

  • National Agricultural Biotechnology Research Capacity in Developing Countries. Cohen, J.I., J. Komen and J. F. Zepeda. Background report commissioned by FAO for the State of Food and Agriculture. 2004.(PDF 182K)
  • Building Regulatory Capacity in Developing Countries – Research Findings and Conceptual Frameworks. Pages 341-52 i n, Craig R. Roseland (Editor), LMOs and the Environment: An International Conference.OECD, Paris, France. Cohen, J.I. 2004.
  • Harnessing biotechnology for the poor: challenges ahead for capacity, safety and public investment. Journal of Human Development 2 (2): 239-264. Cohen, J.I. 2001
  • National needs and international opportunities in biosafety: analysis and constraints. Pages 38-43 in I. Virgin and R.J. Frederick (eds.) Biosafety Capacity Building: Evaluation Criteria Development. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Cohen, J.I. 1996.
  • Objectives and needs for agricultural biotechnology: biosafety and international collaboration. African Crop Science Journal 3 (3): 255-266. Cohen, J.I. and J.K. Komen. 1995
  • Assessing the Training needs of Genetic Resource Managers
    Briefing Paper No. 46 / 2002 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 8 pages
    E-format: PDF format (size 127 Kb)

Global climate change

  • Addressing Effects of Climate Change: Realities and Possibilities for Plant Biotechnology in the Developing World. Cohen, J.I. and N. Rosenberg. Pages 147-158 in N. Rosenberg (ed.) The Applications of Biotechnology to the Mitigation of Greenhouse Warming -Proceedings from an international conference. Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio. 2004

Intellectual property rights

  • Public research, intellectual property and regulation in agricultural biotechnology. Cohen, J.I. Pages 44 -52 in (D. D. Karanja, ed.) Agricultural Biotechnology: Can It Help Reduce Hunger in Africa? Bread for the World Institute. May 2003.
  • The Use of Proprietary Biotechnology Research Inputs at Selected Latin American NAROs
    Briefing Paper No. 44 / 2000 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 8 pages
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  • Proprietary Biotechnology Inputs and International Agricultural Research
    Briefing Paper No. 39 / 1998 / ISSN: 1021-2310 / 8 pages
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  • Intellectual Property Rights for Agricultural Biotechnology: Options and Implications for Developing Countries
    Research Report No. 3 / 1993 / ISBN: 92-9118-014-3 / 51 pages
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  • Public research, intellectual property and regulation in agricultural biotechnology. Pages 44 –52 in (D. D. Karanja, ed.) Agricultural Biotechnology: Can It Help Reduce Hunger in Africa? Bread for the World Institute. May 2003. Cohen, J.I. 2003
  • Managing Proprietary Technology in Agricultural Research. Pages 193-202, in R.E. Evenson, V. Santaniello and D. Zilberman (eds.), Economic and Social Issues In Agricultural Biotechnology. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK. Komen, J., J.I. Cohen, C. Falconi and S. Salazar. 2002
  • Managing Intellectual Property and Proprietary Technology in Agricultural Research. Chapter 10 in, D. Bigman (ed.), pages 219-234, The Impact of Globalization on the Agricultural Sector and on Public Agricultural Research in Developing Countries. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK. Cohen, J.I., C. Falconi, V. H. Apollonio, J.Komen and S. Salazar.2002
  • The Use of Proprietary Biotechnology Research Inputs at Selected Latin American NAROs. ISNAR Briefing Paper 44. The Hague, The Netherlands Salazar, S.; C. Falconi, J. Komen and J.I. Cohen. 2000.
  • Proprietary Biotechnology Inputs and International Agricultural Research. ISNAR Briefing Paper 39. The Hague, The Netherlands. Cohen, J.I., C. Falconi, J. Komen and M. Blakeney. 1998.
  • Intellectual Property Rights for Agricultural Biotechnology: Options and Implications for Developing Countries. ISNAR Research Report Number 3. The Hague, The Netherlands. Wijk, J.V., J.I. Cohen and J. Komen. 1993.
  • Managing Intellectual Property – Challenges and Responses for Agricultural Research Institutes. Pages 209-217 in G.J. Persley and M.M. Latin (eds.) Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor: Proceedings of an International Conference. 21-22 October, 1999. CGIAR, Washington DC. Cohen, J.I. 2000
  • Perspectives from international agricultural research centers. Pages 22-28 in U.Lele, W.Lesser, and G.H.Wessler (eds), Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture – The World Bank's Role in Assisting Borrower and Member Countries. World Bank, Washington DC. Cohen, J.I., C. Falconi and John Komen. 2000.
  • Intellectual property rights and agricultural biotechnology. Pages 209-227 in J.I. Cohen (ed.) Managing Agricultural Biotechnology – Addressing Research Program Needs and Policy Implications. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. M. Blakeney, J.I. Cohen and S. Crespi. 1999.
  • Managing proprietary science and institutional inventories for agricultural biotechnology. Pages 249-260 in J.I. Cohen (ed.) Managing Agricultural Biotechnology – Addressing Research Program Needs and Policy Implications. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. J.I. Cohen, C. Falconi, J. Komen, S.Salazar and M. Blakeney. 1999.
  • Should I Seek Legal Protection for My Research Results? Pages 229-245 inTabor, Janssen, and H. Bruneau (Eds.) Research Financing Sourcebook. ISNAR Press, The Hague, The Netherlands. Cohen, J.I.; S. Crespi, B. Dhar. 1997.
  • Research collaboration, management and technology transfer; meeting the needs of developing countries. Pages 253-266 in D.W. Altman and K.N. Watanabe (Editors) Plant Biotechnology Transfer to Developing Countries. Academic Press and R.G. Landes, Austin, Texas. Cohen, J.I. and J. Komen. 1995.

Leadership

  • New leadership for new science. In: Share, People, Perspectives, Skills, Knowledge, Learning; Issue 8, Spring 2004, p11. PDF format (size 750 Kb)

Plant breeding and maize

  • Potential use of alien germplasm for maize improvement. Crop Science 24: 1011-1015. Cohen, J.I. and W.C. Galinat. 1984. (PDF format)
  • The World Surrounding Walton Galinat's Research: Personalities, Students, History, and Disputes. 2006. Maydiica. Joel I. Cohen in collaboration with William F. Tracy

Outreach, presentations and PowerPoint Files

  • A Crop and Technology Overview for Genetically Modified Crops. The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology policy dialogue, GM Imports: Implications for U.S. Biotechnology PolicyPanel. November 2. National Press Club. Cohen, J.I. 2005.
  • Overview of Africa and Asia regulatory environments for GM Crops. Strategic Communications for Biofortified Transgenic Crops. An expert consultation Cohen, J.I. 2005. 3 and 4 October 2005, IFPRI, Washington DC.
  • Biosafety implications of GMs in the developing world: a focus on nutritionally enhanced crops. HarvestPlus Program Advisory Committee meeting. CIMMYT. Cohen, J.I. 2005
  • Public GM Research – Results of A Study. Introductory Seminar for the Participation of Public Research Scientists in the Second Meeting of The Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. 3-4 March, 2005, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, USA. Cohen, J.I. 2005


THE WORLD SURROUNDING WALTON C. GALINAT'S RESEARCH:
PERSONALITIES, STUDENTS, HISTORY, AND DISPUTES.
A TRIBUTE

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