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Abstract

Centres of innovation in the Mediterranean region appear to have a wealth of substantial advantages which will never be sufficiently exploited: the Mediterranean basin is endowed with countless resources, it is also the geographical situation of a certain number of traditional jobs which rely on a secular science. + By "resources", we must understand genetic resources, the prodigeous natural variability of types and genotypes, evolutionary centres of many varieties; but equally important are human resources, grey matter which must be focused on or tapped - at least within European perimeters. + By "jobs", we must understand fermentation industries, production of crops, all activities Mediterranean in essence, inimitable, irreplaceable and which cannot but be enriched by the mastery of advanced technologies. It must be said: biotechnology must be demystified. It is learnt, it is passed on - it is the vocation of BEP and BAP to facilitate the process of assimilation which otherwise, in an industrial milieu, could go as far as the simple buying of processes, qualified personnel, instruments, even of developing societies. There remains therefore in the Mediterranean basin the essentials which are "resources" and "jobs" - all that could be lacking is a realisation which today's conference will certainly further reinforce.

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Authors: MAGNIEN E CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "BIOTECHNOLOGY & AGRICULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN", ATHENS (GREECE), JUNE 26-28, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER F 32841 ORA
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Record Number: 1989125036700 / Last updated on: 1987-04-01
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