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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Commercialized products of biotechnology and trade pattern effects.

This chapter compares trade patterns for Canada and the USA in oilseed rape, maize, and soyabeans by specifically examining the value of exports in these products. Data have been gathered from the 1990-96 period, prior to the commercialization of GM crops. This is compared with the...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Davey, K. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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 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 The impact of investments in agricultural research on total factor productivity in China.

This chapter presents a framework for studying the effect of national and international investments (which include the flow of germplasm between the international agricultural research centres and China's national agricultural research system) on research and extension in China, focusing on rice,...

Author(s)
Rozelle, S.; Jin, S.; Huang, J.; Hu, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter

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