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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 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 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 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 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 The impact of genetic use restriction technologies on developing countries: a forecast.

Advances in biotechnology have made available gene-manipulation techniques that enable the protection of genetic material from unauthorized use and the prevention of self-supply of commercial seeds by farmers, in order to allow enhanced appropriation of the values of innovation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Goeschl, T.; Swanson, T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gains to yield-increasing research in the evolving Canadian canola research industry.

The objective of this chapter is to estimate the returns to yield-increasing Canadian rape research over time (1960-97) as a means of examining whether the changes in the rape research industry have affected the returns to research. The chapter begins by presenting a simple economic model to show...

Author(s)
Gray, R. S.; Malla, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency effects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bt</i> cotton adoption by smallholders in Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The results of a survey of 100 smallholders in the Makhathini Flats region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa give cause for cautious optimism regarding the impact of Bt cotton. The farmers who adopted the Bt cotton variety in the 1998 and 1999 seasons benefited from the new technology, according to...

Author(s)
Ismaël, Y.; Beyers, L.; Thirtle, C.; Piesse, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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