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Crop variety improvement and its effect on productivity: the impact of international agricultural research.

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This book reports on the productivity impacts of varietal improvement research conducted at a number of international centres affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Such centres have been at the forefront of a 40-year effort to breed new varieties of the world's staple food crops. The contributed chapters are the main product of a study initiated and support...

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Chapter 23 (Page no: 473)

The economic consequences of crop genetic improvement programmes.

In this chapter, the last of three synthesis chapters, the economic consequences of crop genetic improvement programmes are assessed, and the applications of the IMPACT model of the International Food Policy Research Institute for counterfactual simulations are demonstrated. The second part of this chapter provides a discussion of multi-market models and of the important effects on farmers of access to cost-reducing technology.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Study design and scope. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Gollin, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Crop genetic improvement in developing countries: overview and summary. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Gollin, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Objectives and methodology: crop genetic improvement studies. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Gollin, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Wheat. Author(s): Heisey, P. W. Lantican, M. A. Dubin, H. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 71) International research and genetic improvement in rice: evidence from Asia and Latin America. Author(s): Hossain, M. Gollin, D. Cabanilla, V. Cabrera, E. Johnson, N. Khush, G. S. McLaren, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 109) Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa. Author(s): Dalton, T. J. Guei, R. G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 135) Impacts of CIMMYT maize breeding research. Author(s): Morris, M. Mekuria, M. Gerpacio, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 159) Impact of IITA germplasm improvement on maize production in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Manyong, V. M. Kling, J. G. Makinde, K. O. Ajala, S. O. Menkir, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 183) Impacts of genetic improvement in sorghum. Author(s): Deb, U. K. Bantilan, M. C. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 215) Impacts of genetic enhancement in pearl millet. Author(s): Bantilan, M. C. S. Deb, U. K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 241) The impact of international and national investment in barley germplasm improvement in the developing countries. Author(s): Aw-Hassan, A. Shideed, K. Ceccarelli, S. Erskine, W. Grando, S. Tutwiler, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 257) The impact of CIAT's genetic improvement research on beans. Author(s): Johnson, N. L. Pachico, D. Wortmann, C. S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 275) Economic impact of international and national lentil improvement research in developing countries. Author(s): Aw-Hassan, A. Shideed, K. Sarker, A. Tutwiler, R. Erskine, W.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 293) Impacts of genetic improvement in groundnut. Author(s): Bantilan, M. C. S. Deb, U. K. Nigam, S. N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 315) Potato genetic improvement in developing countries and CIP's role in varietal change. Author(s): Walker, T. S. Bi, Y. P. Li, J. H. Gaur, P. C. Grande, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 337) The impact of IARC genetic improvement programmes on cassava. Author(s): Johnson, N. L. Manyong, V. M. Dixon, A. G. O. Pachico, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 357) Objectives and methodology for country studies. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 361) The impact of investments in agricultural research on total factor productivity in China. Author(s): Rozelle, S. Jin, S. Huang, J. Hu, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 387) Crop genetic improvement impacts on Indian agriculture. Author(s): McKinsey, J. W. Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 409) Brazil. Author(s): Avila, A. F. D. Evenson, R. E. Silva, S. de Almeida, F. A. de
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 427) Modern variety production: a synthesis. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 447) Production impacts of crop genetic improvement. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.