Publications

2016. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.

2015. The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Oxford University Press, New York, USA (Second Edition).

2011. Feeding the Next Generation: Science, Business, and Public Policy. Belfer Center for Science and International Affiars, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA (co-editor).

2011. The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Oxford University Press, New York.

2010. Health Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Special Issue of the BMC International Health and Human Rights, Vol. 10, Supplement 1.

2009. World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change. World Bank, Washington, DC (substantial contributor on technological innovation).

2009. The Future of Biofuels and National Energy Strategy: US Perspectives. Special Issue of the International Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 11, No.1/2. Inderscience Publishers, Oxford, UK.

2008. Engineering Change: Towards a Sustainable Future in the Developing World. Royal Academy of Engineering, London (co-editor).

2008. Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology. National Academies Press, Washington, DC (Committee Chair)

2008. Lost Crops of Africa: Fruits. Volume III. National Academy Press, Washington, DC (Contributor to a Study of the National Research Council).

2007. Freedom to Innovate: Biotechnology in Africa’s Economic Development. African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2006. Lost Crops of Africa: Vegetables. Volume II. National Academy Press, Washington, DC (Contributor to a Study of the National Research Council).

2006. Redesigning African Economies: The Role of Engineering in International Development. 2006 Hinton Lecture, Royal Academy of Engineering, London.

2006. Reinventing African Economies: Technological Innovation and the Sustainability Transition. 6th John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.

2006. Science and Innovation in Africa: New Strategies for Economic Growth. Special Issue of the International Journal of Technology and Globalization, Vol. 2, No.3/4. Inderscience Publishers, Oxford, UK.

2006. The New Global Biosociety: Innovation, Security and Development. Special Issue of the International Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 8, No.1/2. Inderscience Publishers, Oxford, UK.

2005. Going for Growth: Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa. The Smith Institute, London.

2005. Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development. United Nations Millennium Project. Earthscan Publications (lead author with Lee Yee-Cheong).

2002. Biotechnology and the Precautionary Principle. Special Issue of the International Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 4, No.1. Inderscience Publishers, Oxford, UK.

2002. Knowledge and Diplomacy: Science Advice in the United Nations System. National Academy Press, Washington, DC (Contributor to a Study of the National Research Council).

2002. Down to Earth: Geographical Information for Sustainable Development in Africa. National Academy Press, Washington, DC (Contributor to a Study of the National Research Council).

2000. Biotechnology in the Global Economy. Special Issue of the International Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 2, No.1/2/3. Inderscience Publishers, Oxford, UK.

2000. Science, Technology and Economic Growth: Africa’s Biopolicy Agenda in the 21st Century. United Nations University/Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Annual Lectures on Natural Resource Conservation and Management in Africa. November, 1999).

1996. In Land We Trust: Environment, Private Property and Constitutional Change. Zed Books, London and Initiatives Publishers, Nairobi (co-edited with J.B. Ojwang), pp. 462.

1995. Economic Policy Reforms and the Environment: African Experiences. Geneva: United Nations Environment Programme (co-written with Hugh Monteith, Hartmut Krugmann, Tobias Angura, Herbert Acquay, Akino Anthony E., Philip Wandera and John Mugabe), pp. 214.

1994. Coming to Life: Biotechnology in African Economic Recovery. Nairobi: Acts Press and Zed Books, London (co-edited with John Mugabe and Patricia Kameri-Mbote), pp. 192.

1994. Biodiplomacy: Genetic Resources and International Relations. Nairobi: Acts Press (co-edited with Vicente Sánchez), pp. 370.

1993. The Adaptive Economy: Economic Crisis and Technological Change, Nairobi: Acts Press (with C. Torori and C.C.M. Kirima), pp. 204.

1991. Biotechnology and Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Developing Countries, Acts Press, Nairobi (with Norman Clark), pp. 112.

1991. A Change in the Weather: African Perspectives on Climatic Change, Acts Press, Nairobi (co-edited with S.H. Ominde), pp. 210.

1989. The Gene Hunters: Biotechnology and the Scramble for Seeds, Zed Press, London and Princeton University Press, pp. 288.

1989. Innovation and Sovereignty: The Patent Debate in African Development, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi (co-edited with J.B. Ojwang), pp. 252.

1989. Gaining Ground: Institutional Innovations in Land-use Management in Kenya, Acts Press, Nairobi (co-edited with Amos Kiriro), pp. 228.

1989. Biotechnological Diversity and Innovation: Conserving and Utilizing Genetic Resources in Kenya, Acts Press, Nairobi, pp. 139.

1987. Long-Run Economics: An Evolutionary Approach to Economic Growth, Pinter Publishers, London (with Norman Clark), pp. 206.