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Cover for Crop genetic improvement in developing countries: overview and summary.

This chapter summarizes progress in crop genetic improvement in developing countries, largely covering the experiences during the Green Revolution. Advances in genetic improvement in wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, barley, beans, lentil, groundnut, potato and cassava are also covered.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Objectives and methodology for country studies.

This chapter describes the differences in the objectives and methodologies of 3 country studies (one each for China, India and Brazil) on the contribution of crop genetic improvement to farm production.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop genetic improvement impacts on Indian agriculture.

In this chapter, the effects of genetic improvement on wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and pearl millet yields and production areas, and on irrigation investments in India are discussed, and a statistical model for the estimates of the relationship between genetic improvement and the other factors is...

Author(s)
McKinsey, J. W.; Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modern variety production: a synthesis.

In this chapter, a summary of the annual rates of production of modern cultivars of wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, millet, barley, lentils, beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), cassava and potato in Africa, Asia and Latin America is presented. This summary includes data on the source of the initial cross...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Production impacts of crop genetic improvement.

This chapter, the second of three synthesis chapters, provides estimates of the magnitude of crop genetic improvement impacts on crop (wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, millets, barley, lentils, beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), groundnut, cassava and potato) production in developing countries (Asia, Africa...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Economic and social issues in agricultural biotechnology.

This book presents 21 selected revised and edited papers from the 4th and 5th meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001. Topics covered include: intellectual property rights and technological exchange; public-private issues;...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution.

Part I of this paper reviews and assesses a study of the Green Revolution, which has been conducted by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment - Technical Advisory Committee of CGIAR. In part II, the Gene Revolution (for plants) as it has unfolded to date, is reviewed. Part III utilizes data from...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Smallholders, transgenic varieties, and production efficiency: the case of cotton farmers in China.

The overall goal of this study is to measure the impact that genetically modified cotton varieties have had on the production efficiency of smallholders in farming communities in China. We also find that the adoption of Bt cotton varieties leads to a significant decrease in the use of pesticides....

Author(s)
Huang JiKun; Hu RuiFa; Rozelle, S.; Qiao, F. B.; Pray, C. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Market development for genetically modified foods.

This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries,...

Author(s)
Santaniello, V.; Evenson, R. E.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimates of willingness to pay a premium for non-GM foods: a survey.

The objectives of this chapter are: to determine what factors influence consumers' risk perceptions towards genetically modified (GM) foods; to determine the profile for the individual who is likely to pay a premium for certified non-GM foods; and to estimate the demand for non-GM foods. Data...

Author(s)
Mendenhall, C. A.; Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter

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