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Cover for Brazil.

In this chapter, the results of a study on the production impacts of crop genetic improvement in Brazil, focusing on wheat, rice, maize, beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), potato, soyabean and cotton.

Author(s)
Avila, A. F. D.; Evenson, R. E.; Silva, S. de; Almeida, F. A. de
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop genetic improvement in developing countries: overview and summary.

This chapter summarizes progress in crop genetic improvement in developing countries, largely covering the experiences during the Green Revolution. Advances in genetic improvement in wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, barley, beans, lentil, groundnut, potato and cassava are also covered.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Production impacts of crop genetic improvement.

This chapter, the second of three synthesis chapters, provides estimates of the magnitude of crop genetic improvement impacts on crop (wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, millets, barley, lentils, beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), groundnut, cassava and potato) production in developing countries (Asia, Africa...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Economics of intellectual property rights for agricultural technology.

Basic economic principles associated with intellectual property rights are addressed and related to the growing policy concerns of the public sector agricultural sciences. Six sections: review the technical aspects of the major IPRs; discuss single economy invention cases; introduce intellectual...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; 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 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 Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa.

This chapter describes the impact of regional rice research activities on varietal improvement in 7 of the most important producers of rice in West Africa: Côte dacute˜ Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Author(s)
Dalton, T. J.; Guei, R. G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter

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