|Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems (BOSTID, 1993)|
Report of an Ad Hoc Panel of the
Board on Science and Technology for International Development
National Research Council
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Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-68332
Second printing 1993
PANEL ON NEEM
EUGENE B. SHULTZ, JR., School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Chairman
DEEPAK BHATNAGAR, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
MARTIN JACOBSON, U.S. Department of Agriculture (retired), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
ROBERT L. METCALF, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA
RAMESH C. SAXENA, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya
DAVID UNANDER, Division of Population Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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NOEL D. VIETMEYER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Neem Study Director and Scientific Editor
F. R. RUSKIN, BOSTID Editor
ELIZABETH MOUZON, Senior Secretary'
BRENT SIMPSON, MUCIA Intern
JOHN HURLEY, Director (until November 1991)
SALEEM AHMED, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
K.R.S. ASCHER, Department of Toxicology, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
EDWARD S. AYENSU, Pan-African Union for Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana
MICHAEL D. BENGE, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., USA
BARUCH S. BLUMBER,G Division of Population Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
JEAN GORSE, Paris, France
JEFFREY GRITZNER, Public Policy Research Institute, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
BRUCE HARRISON, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Washington, D.C., USA
MURRAY B. ISMAN, Department of Plant Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
C.M. KETKAR, Neem Mission, Maharashtra, India
T.N. KHOSHOO, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, India
JIM KLOCKE, ISK Mountain View Research Center, Sunnyvale, California, USA (deceased)
HIRAM LAREW, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., USA
ROBERT 0. LARSON, Vikwood Botanicals, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
DAVID PLUYMERS, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
MARTIN PRICE, ECHO, North Fort Myers, Florida, USA
STANISLAW RADWANSKI, Paris, France
HEINZ REMBOLD, Max-Planck-lustitut fur Biochemie, D-8033 Martinsried bei Munchen, Germany
HEINRICH SCHMUTTERER, Institut fur Phytopathologie und Angewandte Zoologie, Justus- Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany
PETER P. STRZOK, Agency to Facilitate the Growth of Rural Organizations, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
JAMES F. WALTER, W.R. Grace and Company-Conn., Columbia. Maryland, USA
DAVID WARTHEN, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA
GERALD E. WICKENS, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, England