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close this bookSouthern Lights - Celebrating the Scientific Achievements of the Developing World (IDRC, 1995, 148 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentForeword
View the documentChapter 1 - A northern misconception demolished
View the documentChapter 2 - Is there really science in the south?
View the documentChapter 3 - How the south got left behind
View the documentChapter 4 - Third world achievements
View the documentChapter 5 - Marching to a different drummer
View the documentChapter 6 - Solving global problems together
View the documentChapter 7 - What needs to be done
View the documentAcronyms
View the documentBibliography
View the documentAcknowledgements

Acronyms

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AOSIS

Alliance of Small Island States

CGIAR

Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research

CIAT

International Center for Tropical Agriculture

CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency

CIFOR

Centre for International Forestry Research

CIP

International Potato Centre

COHRED

Council on Health Research for Development

CREDESA

Regional Health and Development Centre (Benin)

EMBRAPA

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

ENHR

Essential National Health Research

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GDP

gross domestic product

GERD

gross domestic expenditure on research and development

GNP

gross national product

GTZ

German Agency for Technical Cooperation

HCG

human chronic gonadotropin

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IARC

international agricultural research centre

ICLARM

International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management

ICRAF

International Center for Research in Agroforestry

ICSU

International Council of Scientific Unions

ICTP

International Centre for Theoretical Physics

IDNDR

International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction

IDRC

International Development Research Centre

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute

IIMI

International Irrigation Management Institute

IITA

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IPM

Integrated pest management

ISNAR

International Service for National Agricultural Research

IRRI

International Rice Research Institute

MIRCEN

Microbiological Resources Centres Network

NAPRECA

African Network of Natural Product Chemists for Eastern and Central Africa

NIC

newly industrialized country

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

ORT

oral rehydration therapy

PCARRD

Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development

PRISM

Program of Research in Innovation Systems Management (IDRC)

R&D

research and development

SAREC

Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries

S&T

science and technology

TWAS

Third World Academy of Sciences

TWNSO

Third World Network of Scientific Organizations

UN

United Nations

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit)

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programmme

Unesco

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USGS

United States Geological Survey

WHO

World Health Organization

WRI

World Resources Institute