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Cover for The case for differentiated appropriability in intellectual property rights for plant varieties.

This chapter adapts an existing model of innovation in the plant breeding sector to demonstrate that common standards are not optimum from a global welfare point of view. Policy issues relating to Plant Variety Protection from an economic perspective are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the...

Author(s)
Tongeren, F. van; Eaton, D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for International proposals to regulate intellectual property rights in plant genetic resources.

This chapter reviews the 5 key issues for developing countries in their negotiation on intellectual rights and access to genetic resources: These issues are: the link between intellectual property right and development; the mandatory obligation in the World Trade Organization Agreement on...

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How firm characteristics influence innovative activity in agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter explores the relationship between agricultural biotechnology and the financial characteristics of the companies conducting research studies on the development of new plant cultivars. A preliminary analysis of 15 important biotechnology firms for which data on firm characteristics,...

Author(s)
Klotz-Ingram, C.; Schimmelpfennig, D.; Naseem, A.; King, J.; Pray, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wheat.

In this chapter, some results from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) wheat impacts study, which focused on wheat genetic improvement research at CIMMYT and in national agricultural research system wheat improvement programmes. Wheat variety releases in developing...

Author(s)
Heisey, P. W.; Lantican, M. A.; Dubin, H. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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 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 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 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
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

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