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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of genetic improvement in sorghum.

This chapter discusses the impacts of sorghum genetic enhancement research on sorghum yield, cost of production and genetic diversity, featuring the catalytic role of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in a research environment characterized by strong national...

Author(s)
Deb, U. K.; Bantilan, M. C. S.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of genetic enhancement in pearl millet.

This chapter documents the benefits from pearl millet genetic enhancement research conducted by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in partnership with national agricultural research systems (NARS). ICRISAT-NARS research efforts and the resultant impacts...

Author(s)
Bantilan, M. C. S.; Deb, U. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of genetic improvement in groundnut.

This chapter describes the impact of groundnut genetic enhancement research conducted by ICRISAT in partnership with the national agricultural research systems in Asia and Africa on variety release, yield gain, and reduction in production cost.

Author(s)
Bantilan, M. C. S.; Deb, U. K.; Nigam, S. N.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potato genetic improvement in developing countries and CIP's role in varietal change.

In this chapter, the contribution of the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru to potato cultivar development in developing countries (Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America) is discussed, covering staffing patterns, varietal release and varietal adoption. Information on expected...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Bi, Y. P.; Li, J. H.; Gaur, P. C.; Grande, E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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