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Cover for The economic consequences of crop genetic improvement programmes.

In this chapter, the last of three synthesis chapters, the economic consequences of crop genetic improvement programmes are assessed, and the applications of the IMPACT model of the International Food Policy Research Institute for counterfactual simulations are demonstrated. The second part of this ...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Rosegrant, M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: economic and environmental impacts.

This paper utilizes an applied general equilibrium model to investigate the impacts of increased consumption of novel protein foods (NPFs: plant protein-based GM food products) in the EU. The simulation indicates that the introduction of NPFs will substantially decrease the production and...

Author(s)
Zhu XueQin; Ierland, E. van; Wesseler, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic and social issues in agricultural biotechnology.

This book presents 21 selected revised and edited papers from the 4th and 5th meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001. Topics covered include: intellectual property rights and technological exchange; public-private issues;...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book
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Cover for From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution.

Part I of this paper reviews and assesses a study of the Green Revolution, which has been conducted by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment - Technical Advisory Committee of CGIAR. In part II, the Gene Revolution (for plants) as it has unfolded to date, is reviewed. Part III utilizes data from...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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 Impact of terminator technologies in developing countries: a framework for economic analysis.

This paper provides a general discussion of terminator technology (genetic use restriction technologies) in the context of developing countries. The consequences of terminator technology for the implementation, enforcement and duration of intellectual property rights for plant varieties are...

Author(s)
Srinivasan, C. S.; Thirtle, C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
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 Income and employment effects of transgenic herbicide-resistant cassava in Colombia: a preliminary simulation.

This study assesses the potential economic benefits of three strategies for improving cassava productivity in Colombia: transgenic herbicide-resistance; improved yield potential through conventional breeding; and mechanization of cassava planting and harvesting. An economic model based on surplus...

Author(s)
Pachico, D.; Escobar, Z.; Rivas, L.; Gottret, V.; Perez, S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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