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Cover for Market development for genetically modified foods.

This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries,...

Author(s)
Santaniello, V.; Evenson, R. E.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Opposition to genetically modified wheat and global food security.

This chapter evaluates the impact of consumer opposition (particularly European opposition) to the adoption of GM food (GM wheat) and to the realization of its benefits in terms of global food security. The chapter (i) develops a conceptual model of consumer acceptance of GM crops; (ii) quantifies...

Author(s)
Haggui, F.; Phillips, P. W. B.; Gray, R. S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of feed management technologies in the decision to adopt bovine somatotropin: an application to California dairy producers.

Using 1997 data for 626 California (USA) dairy producers, this study addresses the following questions: (1) whether the adoption of certain feed management technologies is an important explanatory variable influencing the adoption of bovine somatotropin (bST); whether feed management technologies...

Author(s)
Henriques, I.; Butler, L. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The potential effect of recombinant bovine somatotropin on world dairying.

This chapter reviews the economics of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) in developed and developing countries, at the farm and industry-wide levels. It also discusses the importance of attitudinal as opposed to economic factors regarding the adoption of rbST, the effect of rbST on...

Author(s)
Jarvis, L. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determinants of GMO use: a survey of Iowa maize-soybean farmers' acreage allocation.

This chapter examines 3 aspects of adoption of genetically modified (GM) maize and soyabean by farmers in Iowa, USA. First, it examines Iowa farmers' planting intentions for 2000 and identifies 4 distinct groups (GM users, conventional, disadopters, and new adopters). Second, it shows that early...

Author(s)
Alexander, C.; Fernandez-Cornejo, J.; Goodhue, R. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimating adoption of GMO soybeans and maize: a case study of Ohio, USA.

This chapter takes a specific look at Ohio's adoption of genetically modified (GM) soyabeans and maize. A survey of Ohio farmers (n=130) regarding use of GM crops was conducted in May 2000. Data on attitudes and beliefs concerning GM crop adoption were collected, and GM crop acreage in Ohio was...

Author(s)
Darr, D. A.; Chern, W. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ex ante</i> economic assessment of adopting genetically engineered crops in Finland.

The purpose of this chapter is to identify the specific impact of genetically modified (GM) crops on Finnish agriculture. In the first section of the chapter, certain elements that determine the economic effects resulting from the adoption and diffusion of agricultural biotechnology are examined....

Author(s)
Niemi, J.; Virolainen, M.
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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