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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
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
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Cover for International impacts of Bt cotton adoption.

This chapter presents simulation results from a three-region, output price endogenous model of the world cotton market to evaluate the global impacts of Bt cotton adoption in the USA and China in 2001. Bt cotton reduced insecticide use and per pound production costs in both countries. Higher yields ...

Author(s)
Frisvold, G. B.; Tronstad, R.; Reeves, J. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Economic impact of international and national lentil improvement research in developing countries.

This chapter describes the contributions of ICARDA to lentil genetic resource management, pre-breeding research, and cultivar development research of the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in areas such as China, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan and Sudan. Human resources ...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A.; Shideed, K.; Sarker, A.; Tutwiler, R.; Erskine, W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic effects of producing or banning GM crops.

This chapter examines the economic effects of the different policy responses from the EU regarding the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops in other regions. Some light is shed on the different regulatory systems in Brazil, China, the EU and the USA. This picture is supplemented by some...

Author(s)
Wronka, J.; Schmitz, P. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter

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