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Cover for Restricted monopoly R&D pricing: uncertainty, irreversibility and non-market effects.

This chapter extends the model for transgenic innovation pricing by Weaver and Kim (Incentives for R&D to develop GMO seeds: restricted monopoly, nonmarket effects, and regulation. Presented at the 6th International Conference of ICABR, Ravello, 2002) by considering ex-ante uncertainty and...

Author(s)
Weaver, R. D.; Wesseler, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for EU traceability and the US soybean sector.

This chapter investigates the potential cost of complying with the proposed European Union (EU) traceability requirements as they pertain to transgenic soyabean. The topics discussed include: EU labelling and traceability regulations; assessing the costs of traceability; adaptation and cost...

Author(s)
Price, G. K.; Kuchler, F.; Krissoff, B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Segregation of non-biotech maize and soybeans: who bears the cost?

This chapter focuses on the economics of segregating US non-transgenic maize and soyabeans for shipments to Japan, the primary non-transgenic export market for US grains and oilseeds, as a case study. The chapter objectives include: to ascertain or estimate price premiums that buyers in both the US ...

Author(s)
Lin, W.; Johnson, D. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Willingness to pay for GM food labelling in New Zealand.

This paper examines the effect of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) labelling requirements on consumer choice. The ANZFA rules require that food sold in supermarkets be labelled as containing GM ingredients if the food does contain GM ingredients. A significant support for the...

Author(s)
Kaye-Blake, W.; Bicknell, K.; Lamb, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of international and national investment in barley germplasm improvement in the developing countries.

This chapter describes human resource allocation and expenditures on barley improvement research by the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and national agricultural research systems (NARS); impacts of international and national investments in barley genetic...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A.; Shideed, K.; Ceccarelli, S.; Erskine, W.; Grando, S.; Tutwiler, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Is marker-assisted selection cost-effective compared with conventional plant breeding methods? The case of quality protein Maize.

This chapter presents the findings of a case study designed to compare the cost of using conventional plant breeding methods with the cost of using a new DNA-based crop selection technique known as marker-assisted selection (MAS). The case study, which was carried out in Mexico at the International ...

Author(s)
Dreher, K.; Morris, M.; Khairallah, M.; Ribaut, J. M.; Shivaji Pandey; Ganesan Srinivasan
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Science and regulation: assessing the impacts of incomplete institutions and information in the global agricultural biotechnology industry.

This chapter outlines some of the economic, regulatory and social costs of incomplete information in the agricultural biotechnology sector. It first looks at the consumer attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) products. It then presents 2 incomplete and contentious scientific experiments (Dr....

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimating the costs of segregation for non-biotech maize and soybeans.

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a scenario analysis under which the costs of segregation for non-biotech maize and soyabeans in the USA are estimated for grain handlers, from country elevators to subterminals and export elevators. The first section of the chapter discusses the impetus,...

Author(s)
Lin, W. W.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cost of conserving genetic resources at <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex situ</i> genebanks: an example of the ICARDA genebank.

This study estimates the costs of conserving cereals (wheat and barley), forage legumes, and food legumes (chickpea, lentil, and faba bean) in the gene bank maintained by ICARDA and compares the results with those derived for the CIMMYT gene banks in a previous study. The cost structure of the...

Author(s)
Koo, B.; Pardey, P. G.; Valkoun, J.; Wright, B. D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
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