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ISSUES 52 - 53 - VOL 1
AUGUST 15 - OCTOBER 14, 2003

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Dear faithful reader,

-AFRICABIZ editorial team is taking one month break from September 1 to September 30, 2003. Therefore this delivery stands for two issues: N° 52 / August 15 - September 14; and N° 53 / September 15 - October 14, 2003.

On September 15, this same delivery will be posted again to the new comers to AFRICABIZ... and thus to the whole mailing list of AFRICABIZ.

The next new Issue N° 54 will be posted on October 15, 2003.


THE REASONS WHY AFRICA MUST EMBRACE THE GENETICS REVOLUTION

The following caption published in Part - 1
shows a short listing of the several knowledge fields in which the Genetics Revolution is taking place:

- The Human Genetic Information Data's mapping and sequencing.
- The Animal cloning.
- The ongoing attempts to clone human beings.
- The transgenic manipulations of seeds and plants for yields' improvement and cultural conditions' enhancement.
- The diseases control through the detection, control and manipulation of responsible genes.
- The research for the construction of bio-computers. Etc.

The above listing proves Professor Doherty, Nobel Prize winner is right when he declared: "Double helix is the shape of things to come...If we are to be responsible citizens, we must all learn more about genetics."

Indeed, all economic activities of the century will be concerned by the Genetics Revolution and African countries will gain tremendously bridging the developing gap if their rulers take the necessary steps to be part of it.

THE CURRENT STATE OF GENETICS RESEARCH IN AFRICA

It is a well known fact that universities all around the African continent lack sufficient funds to undertake research in any field of knowledge - with the "exception" of South African universities. In African universities, highly educated scientists are equipped with obsolete scientific materials to undertake research in their knowledge areas. Research laboratories lack basic instruments, chemical products, computers, software and general library.

Then, it is not a surprise if only three African countries - South Africa, Egypt and Kenya are currently "engaged" in genetics research.

Below are listed the fields of genetics research research currently undertaken in Kenya in collaboration with other African countries:

- Insect Resistant Maize: CIMMYT, KARI, Syngenta - a project to develop stem borer-resistant African maize varieties by combining host plant resistance and biotechnology produced mechanisms.

- Fungal Resistant Banana: KUL/Belgium (Nigeria, Kenya) - transgenic bananas have been developed with resistance for black sigatoka; field trials are being planned for Nigeria, in collaboration with IITA and Kenya.

- Virus Resistant Sweet Potato:
Monsanto, KARI, Washington University/St. Louis (Kenya, South Africa) - transgenic African varieties of sweet potato have been developed with resistance to the sweet potato feathery mottle virus. This virus accounts for 50-80% yield loss in sub-Saharan Africa; field tests are underway in Kenya and planned for South Africa.

One can see the research fields are restricted only to Agriculture development matters. The oher research areas listed here are not investigated. For lack of financing means and not for lack of expertise, which exists.

There is an interesting collectively written book, available online in Adobe PDF, which deals with Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor.

It summarizes the challenges the emerging countries face to, first, feed their growing population, and second, avoiding being left off in the global development process of the century.

Reading the book you will have a final clue Professor Doherty had a perfect vision of the importance of the genetics revolution for the development of the humanity.

Facts and information packed in Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor show the necessity for Africa to embrace the genetics revolution.

HOW AFRICA COULD ENTER THE GENETICS REVOLUTION AND BRIDGE THE DEVELOPING GAP

To save time and energy it is always a good move to copy the strategy of successful people or countries.

Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor
has a lengthy chapter: Analyzing Opportunities and Constraints in Selected Countries that develop the experience of several countries: China, India, Kenya, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Egypt, Iran Jordan, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

There are in said chapter basic materials and enough information for any African decision maker to propose a strategy for the development of genetics knowledge in his country.

Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor is definitely a must read for any African decision maker who cares for the development process of his country as a responsible citizen.


MORE ON GENETICS
1- Thompson Genetics In Medicine
By Robert L., MD
2- Medical Genetics
By Lynn B. Jorde & Al
3- DNA - The Secret of Life
By James D. Watson
4- Genetic Programming
On the programming of computers
by means of Natural Selection
By John R. Koza
5- Seeds of Contention
World Hunger And The Global Controversy Over GM Crops
By Per Pinstrup-Andersen
6- The Politics Of Precaution
Genetically Modified Crops In Developing Countries
By Robert L. Paalberg
7- Community Genetics
In Developing Countries
Symposium, Bengalore, India, January 2002
By A.H. Bittles
8- The Convention of Biological Diversity
And Developing Countries
By G. Kristin Rosendal
9- Becoming Immortal
Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
By Stanley Shostak
10- Genetics in Medicine
By Robert L;, Md. Nussbaum and Al;
11- Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement
By S. Mohan Jain.
12- Dynamic News Headlines On Genetics.
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FLOWERS AND FRAGRANCE PLANTS AGRIBUSINESS AS INCOME BUILDING POWER FOR AN AFRICAN COMMUNITY / PART V: INDUSTRIAL SCALE PRODUCTION OF ESSENTIAL OILS - INVESTMENT'S BRIEFS

The condition to develop essential oils' industry, on small, medium or large-scale basis, is of course the availability of the raw material. Agricultural development of the raw materials (plants, seeds, nuts here listed) used to produce essential oils are not considered in this delivery. People interested in the matter should refer to other sources for data and information. Only exposed are cultural technical information and investment data necessary to the setup of the industry.

In sub-Saharan African countries, Malawi is the one country that already has plantations of Eucalyptus (15,000 ha); Lemongrass (3,200 ha) and Citronella (2,800 ha).

- PRODUCTION INVESTMENT DATA BRIEFS ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE OPERATION TO PRODUCING ESSENTIAL OILS


Let us consider an operation in Malawi to produce essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Citronella as per the production's yields here exposed. Table below summarizes the investment and operational costs:

Items
Amount
(US$ x 1,000)
INVESTMENT

Total investment

430
FULL CAPACITY YEARLY PRODUCTION LEVEL
Eucalyptus = 109,464 liters
Lemongrass = 32,000 liters
Citronella = 78,000 liters
OPERATING COSTS

Operational Expenses: Raw material purchasing - plantations managing - production costs: insurance - utilities - staff and hands - management salaries - packaging - external management assistance - amortization - interests on loan. Etc.

350
PRODUCTION COST PER LITER EX-WORKS
Global production of 219,464 liters of essential oils: 350,000/ 219,4641,595
GENERATED GROSS REVENUES*
Eucalyptus: 109,464 x 3,9875 US $ 436,488
Lemongrass: 32,000 x 4,785 US $ 153,120
Citronella: 78,000 x 4,785 US $ 373,320
TOTAL GROSS REVENUES 962,928
GROSS PROFIT: Total Gross Revenues minus Operating Costs612,928

This site gives an idea of the pricing of most used essential oils on the world's marketplace. One can see that the selling prices listed in the Generated Gross Revenues' section are far below the international prices - and the production shall remain highly competitive after transport costs to port and harbor's taxes are added for Free On Board (FOB) purposes.

The production of essential oils on an industrial scale basis - in Africa and particularly in Malawi - is a high profit making operation. Loans to establishing the business will be paid back easily in a short span of time. Annual Gross Profit is twice Operating Costs. No doubt a more detailed Business Plan will reveal positive Cash Flow allowing for a lucrative expansion drive.

Once an essential oil industry set up in a sub-Saharan African country, it will open the way to develop a large spectrum of economic activities in the following sectors: foods, cosmetics, detergent, pesticides, pharmaceuticals; etc.; and contribute to the Self-Inducing And Accelerating Impact Factor or Synergetic Impact Factor to speeding up the economic development of said country.


MORE ON ESSENTIAL OILS
1- Essential Oils Desk Reference
By Essential Science Publishing (Hardcover - Oct 2007)
2- The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes
By Valerie Ann Worwood (Paperback - Mar 1, 1993)
3- The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body
By Colleen K. Dodt (Paperback - Jan 3, 1996)
4- Essential Oils Pocket Reference 3rd Edition (Spiral Bound 2004, 3rd Edition) (Spiral-bound - 2004) - Unabridged
5- Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils
By Carolyn L. Mein (Paperback - Sep 1, 1998)
6- Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide: Building Immunity, Increasing Longevity, and Enhancing Mental Performance
By D. Gary Young N.D. and Ronald M. Lawrence M.D. Ph.D. (Hardcover - April 1, 2003)
7- Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils2006 10th Edition
By Connie and Alan Higley (Spiral-bound - 2006)
8- Magical Oils by Moonlight: Understand Essential Oils, Their Blends and Uses; Choose the Appropriate Day
By Maya Heath (Paperback - April 2004)

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