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Cover for Study design and scope.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of international research on crop genetic improvement in developing countries.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Objectives and methodology: crop genetic improvement studies.

This chapter outlines the objectives and methodology used in studies on crop genetic improvement implemented by international agricultural research centres in developing countries that are presented in this book, and points out some similarities and differences in the methods used in crop studies.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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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 International research and genetic improvement in rice: evidence from Asia and Latin America.

This chapter assesses the contributions of international research centres to rice productivity gains in developing countries of Asia and latin America, focusing specifically on 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the...

Author(s)
Hossain, M.; Gollin, D.; Cabanilla, V.; Cabrera, E.; Johnson, N.; Khush, G. S.; McLaren, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Brazil.

In this chapter, the results of a study on the production impacts of crop genetic improvement in Brazil, focusing on wheat, rice, maize, beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), potato, soyabean and cotton.

Author(s)
Avila, A. F. D.; Evenson, R. E.; Silva, S. de; Almeida, F. A. de
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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 ...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Rosegrant, M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Crop variety improvement and its effect on productivity: the impact of international agricultural research.

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...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wheat.

In this chapter, some results from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) wheat impacts study, which focused on wheat genetic improvement research at CIMMYT and in national agricultural research system wheat improvement programmes. Wheat variety releases in developing...

Author(s)
Heisey, P. W.; Lantican, M. A.; Dubin, H. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa.

This chapter describes the impact of regional rice research activities on varietal improvement in 7 of the most important producers of rice in West Africa: Côte dacute˜ Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Author(s)
Dalton, T. J.; Guei, R. G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of CIMMYT maize breeding research.

This chapter discusses the impacts of the maize breeding programme of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, headquartered in Mexico, based on regional studies in Latin America, eastern and southern Africa, and Asia.

Author(s)
Morris, M.; Mekuria, M.; Gerpacio, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter

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