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Cover for Attitudes towards GM food in Colombia.

This paper makes an initial examination of consumer attitudes in Colombia toward GM food. It follows on from research previously conducted in the USA and Irish Republic. First, the methods are briefly described and some characteristics of the sample population are noted. Second, some general...

Author(s)
Pachico, D.; Wolf, M. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of CIAT's genetic improvement research on beans.

This chapter describes the impact of the bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) genetic improvement research at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture on yield, variety release and production cost in areas such as Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Returns on research on bean genetic...

Author(s)
Johnson, N. L.; Pachico, D.; Wortmann, C. S.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of IARC genetic improvement programmes on cassava.

This chapter describes cassava genetic improvement at international agricultural research centres (IARCs) and national agricultural research systems in Asia and Africa; germplasm exchange and production of improved cassava cultivars; adoption and impact of IARC-related varieties; and return on...

Author(s)
Johnson, N. L.; Manyong, V. M.; Dixon, A. G. O.; Pachico, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Income and employment effects of transgenic herbicide-resistant cassava in Colombia: a preliminary simulation.

This study assesses the potential economic benefits of three strategies for improving cassava productivity in Colombia: transgenic herbicide-resistance; improved yield potential through conventional breeding; and mechanization of cassava planting and harvesting. An economic model based on surplus...

Author(s)
Pachico, D.; Escobar, Z.; Rivas, L.; Gottret, V.; Perez, S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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