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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 Study design and scope.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of international research on crop genetic improvement in developing countries.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Objectives and methodology: crop genetic improvement studies.

This chapter outlines the objectives and methodology used in studies on crop genetic improvement implemented by international agricultural research centres in developing countries that are presented in this book, and points out some similarities and differences in the methods used in crop studies.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Patents versus plant varietal protection.

This chapter develops a theoretical model to analyse the impacts of intellectual property rights (IPRs) policy options on innovation in the plant breeding sector and social welfare. First, some relevant strands of the literature on the scope of IPR protection are reviewed. The theoretical model is...

Author(s)
Eaton, D.; Tongeren, F. van
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
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 Objectives and methodology for country studies.

This chapter describes the differences in the objectives and methodologies of 3 country studies (one each for China, India and Brazil) on the contribution of crop genetic improvement to farm production.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
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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