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Cover for The impact of investments in agricultural research on total factor productivity in China.

This chapter presents a framework for studying the effect of national and international investments (which include the flow of germplasm between the international agricultural research centres and China's national agricultural research system) on research and extension in China, focusing on rice,...

Author(s)
Rozelle, S.; Jin, S.; Huang, J.; Hu, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Is marker-assisted selection cost-effective compared with conventional plant breeding methods? The case of quality protein Maize.

This chapter presents the findings of a case study designed to compare the cost of using conventional plant breeding methods with the cost of using a new DNA-based crop selection technique known as marker-assisted selection (MAS). The case study, which was carried out in Mexico at the International ...

Author(s)
Dreher, K.; Morris, M.; Khairallah, M.; Ribaut, J. M.; Shivaji Pandey; Ganesan Srinivasan
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conflicts in intellectual property rights of genetic resources: implications for agricultural biotechnology.

Governments of developing countries are presently confronted with various, and directly conflicting, international obligations that regulate the use of genetic resources. They must recognize intellectual property protection of plant material and farmers' rights, and, they must take into account...

Author(s)
Butler, L. J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sui generis</i> protection of plant varieties in Asian agriculture: a regional regime in the making?

This chapter examines the plant variety protection (PVP) regimes emerging throughout Asia. The overview provided includes China, Indonesia, Korea, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. With particular emphasis on the Philippines, it analyses the introduction of PVP from an...

Author(s)
Egelyng, H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intellectual property aspects of traditional agricultural knowledge.

This paper examines a number of cases in which traditional agricultural knowledge has been converted into intellectual property rights. The cases involve the blight-resistant rice (Oryza longistaminata), enola bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), yacon (Smallantus sonchifolius [Polymnia sonchifolia]), and...

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmers' rights and intellectual property rights - reconciling conflicting concepts.

This chapter discusses the relation of farmers' rights and intellectual property rights (IPRs) on plant genetic resources (PGRs). It describes the nature and purpose of both concepts and the relevant national and international institutional frameworks. Farmers' rights can be regarded as a...

Author(s)
Alker, D.; Heidhues, F.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Universities, technology transfer and industrial R&amp;D.

Some of the most important innovations to emerge in recent years - which have transformed whole industries, particularly in the areas of biotechnology (transforming medicine and agriculture) and information technology (transforming computing and communications) - were the result of research...

Author(s)
Graff, G.; Heiman, A.; Zilberman, D.; Castillo, F.; Parker, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mergers and intellectual property in agricultural biotechnology.

This paper investigates the role of intellectual property holdings in merger decisions of agricultural biotechnology firms in the USA. A brief literature survey on causal analysis of mergers and other types of restructuring is first presented. Merger histories for 111 firms are then analysed....

Author(s)
Marco, A. C.; Rausser, G. C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of terminator technologies in developing countries: a framework for economic analysis.

This paper provides a general discussion of terminator technology (genetic use restriction technologies) in the context of developing countries. The consequences of terminator technology for the implementation, enforcement and duration of intellectual property rights for plant varieties are...

Author(s)
Srinivasan, C. S.; Thirtle, C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of genetic use restriction technologies on developing countries: a forecast.

Advances in biotechnology have made available gene-manipulation techniques that enable the protection of genetic material from unauthorized use and the prevention of self-supply of commercial seeds by farmers, in order to allow enhanced appropriation of the values of innovation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Goeschl, T.; Swanson, T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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