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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
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 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
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 Institutions and institutional capacity for biotechnology - a case study of India.

This paper first presents a conceptual framework that is used to explain the conversion of basic agricultural biotechnology research into commercialized products that reach farmers in developing countries. A review on institutions and biotechnology follows. Then a case study of India illustrates...

Author(s)
Rhoe, V.; Shantharam, S.; Babu, S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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