HC Deb 07 November 2000 vol 356 cc156-9W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the projects funded by her Department since 1 May 1997 that partially or wholly involve research into genetically modified organisms indicating their aggregate cost. [136621]

Clare Short

The information requested is as follows. The aggregate cost of some £5.4 million is being spent over average project lives of three to four years.

Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy

Projects Involving the Potential Release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)1

Plant Sciences

Crop Resistance to the Nematodes Globodera and Naccobus in Bolivian Hillside Potato Production University of Leeds; PROINPA, Bolivia; 1 October 1997–30 September 2000; £88,518 [R6830]2

Development and Application of Transformation Systems in Rice John Innes Institute; IRRI; University of Dhaka; University of Delhi; IIAR, India; 1 September 1997–31 August 2000; £288,649 [R6948]2

Modelling Gene Flow in Pigeonpea University of Birmingham; ICRISAT; NBPGR, India; 1 April 1999–31 March 2002; £199,276 [R7261C]3

Durable Crop Resistance in Rice and Potato Plants to Nematodes University of Leeds; IRRI; WARDA; PROINPA, Bolivia; 1 January 1999–31 December 2001; £289,205 [R7294]3

Transgenic Rice with Resistance to Rice Yellow Mosaic Virus John Innes Institute; WARDA; 1 July 1999–30 June 2002; £335,683 [R7415]3

Transformation and Mapping of Natural Resistance to Rice Yellow Mottle Virus and Nematodes John Innes Institute; WARDA; 1 January 2000–31 December 2002; £97,728 [R7548]3

Crop Protection

Review of Genetically Modified Pest Management Technologies for Use in Developing Countries NRI; CICR, India; WARDA; ODI; PROINPA, Bolivia; University of Leeds; 21 February 2000–30 September 2000; £54,943 [R7585]2

Fish Genetics

Development and Exploitation of Transgenic Til University of Wales—Swansea; University of Southampton; 1 April 1998–31 March 2000; £219,468 [R7113]2

Production of Improved Reversibly Sterile Strains of Tilapia, Field Testing University of Southampton; 1 April 2000–31 March 2004; £304,000 [R7591]3

Animal Health

Development of a Genetically Marked Rinderpest Vaccine Institute of Animal Health—Pirbright Laboratory; 1 October 1997–31 March 2000; £119,698 [R7048]2

Pen-side Diagnostics for the Detection of Antibodies Against a Marked Rinderpest Virus (RPV) Vaccine Institute for Animal Health (Pirbright); IVRI, India; SVDL, Ethiopia; PARC, Kenya; 1 May 1999–30 April 2002; £223,549 [R7362]3

Evaluation of Candidate Genes for Dominant Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes Target Antigens for Use as Vaccine Components Institute for Animal Health (Compton); ILRI; 1 October 1999–30 September 2002; £206,877 [R7365]3

Review Studies

Predicting Costs and Benefits to Livelihoods of the Poor in Developing Countries from "Terminator" Gene Technologies—GS Consulting; 1 July 1999–29 February 2000; £35,000 [R7573]2

Projects Involving the Use of GMOs for Diagnostic and Research Purposes4

Crop Post-Harvest

Development of Low Cost and Simple Technologies for Aflatoxin Estimation in Foods and Feeds SCRI; ICRISAT; 1 April 1998–31 March 2001; £164,754 [R7083F]3

Investigation of Role of Pectate Lyase in Banana Fruit Ripening Using Gene Transformation Techniques NRI; HRI; 1 April 1998–31 March 2001; £45,000 [R7160]3

Crop Protection

Identification of Varieties with Durable Resistance to Rice Yellow Mottle Virus WARDA; IER, Mali; INAR, Niger; 1 October 1997–30 September 2001; £208,265 [R6723H]3

Analysis of Host Specificity Gene in Vascular Bacterial Pathogens of Banana and Plantain NRI; 14 October 1998–28 February 1999; £18,454 [R7248]2

Study on Diversity within Maize Bushy Stunt Phytoplasma in Central America NRI; CENTA, El Salvador; CIMMYT; 1 January 1999–30 June 1999; £19,714 [R7318]2

Optimisation and Dissemination of a Molecular Identification Module for Phytophthora Species SCRI; CABI Bioscience—Egham; 15 February 1999–15 May 1999; £15,347 [R7337]2

Management and Molecular Characterisation of Bemisia tabaci and Tomato Leaf Curl Virus Disease on Tomato in India NRI; 1 September 1999–31 August 2002; £295,672 [R7460]3

Study on Variation and Management Strategies for Banana Streak Virus in Uganda John Innes Institute; 1 November 1999–31 December 2000; £64,559 [R7478]3

Strategies for the Sustainable Deployment of Cassava Mosaic Disease-Resistant Cassava in Eastern Africa NRI; NAARI, NARO, Uganda; 1 November 1999–31 October 2002; £492,502 [R7505]3

Characterisation of West African Rice Blast Lineages and Resistance Sources HRI; WARDA; SARI, Ghana; CRI, Ghana; 1 December 1999–30 November 2002; £364,334 [R7552]3

Integrated Management of Banana Diseases in Uganda CABI Bioscience—Egham; University of Reading; Uganda National Banana Research Programme; KARI, Uganda; IITA; 1 January 2000–31 December 2002; £329,361 [R7567]3

Characterisation and Epidemiology of Root Rot Diseases Caused by Fusarium and Pythium spp. in Beans in Uganda NRI; HRI; CIAT; KARI, Uganda; NAARI, Uganda; PPRI, South Africa; 1 February 2000–31 March 2003; £445,236 [R7568]3

Investigation of Epidemiology and Management of Virus Diseases of Vegetable Crops HRI; NRI; KARI, Kenya; CABI Bioscience-Kenya; Wye College; 1 March 2000–31 March 2003; £441,294 [R7571]3

Animal Health

A Laboratory Animal Model for Screening of Theilerial Vaccine Candidates Roslin Institute; ILRI; 1 April 1998–31 March 1999; £20,067 [R7163]2

Further Information DFID Natural Resources Project Database on the internet <www.narsis.org>


  • CENTA—Centro Nacional de Technologia Agropecuaria y Forestal, El Salvador
  • CIAT—Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia CICR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, India
  • CIMMYT—Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo, Mexico
  • CR1—Crops Research Institute, Ghana HRI-Horticulture Research International
  • ICRISAT—International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
  • IER—Institut Economie Rurale, Mali
  • IIAR—Indian Institute for Agricultural Research, India
  • IITA—International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
  • ILRI—International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
  • INRA—Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique, Niger
  • IVRI—Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  • IRRA—International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
  • KARI—Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
  • KARI—Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute, Uganda
  • NAARI—Namulonge Agricultural and Animal Research Institute, Uganda
  • NARO—National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda
  • NBPGR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India
  • NRI-Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
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  • ODI—Overseas Development Institute
  • PARC—Pan-African Rinderpest Campaign, Kenya
  • PPRI—Plant Protection Research Institute, South Africa
  • PROINPA—Programma de Investigacion de la Papa, Bolivia
  • SARI—Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Tamale, Ghana
  • SCRI—Scottish Crops Research Institute
  • SVDL—Sabeta Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Ethiopia
  • WARDA—West African Rice Development Association, Cote d' Ivoire

1 Projects commissioned after 1 May 1997; total commitment £2,462,594

2 Completed projects

3 Ongoing projects

4 Projects commissioned after 1 May 1997; total commitment £2,924,559.

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