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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 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
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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 The political economy of intellectual property: re-examining European policy on plant biotechnology.

This chapter develops a political-economic framework of science and technology policies and presents evidence to advance the argument that, for the majority of European chemical and agricultural interests, active attempts to promote science and technology policies for agricultural biotechnology...

Author(s)
Graff, G. D.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can biotechnology reach the poor? The adequacy of information and seed delivery.

This chapter examines the expectation that biotechnology can provide significant benefits for smallholder farmers. It uses evidence from current seed systems and variety use in developing countries. In particular, it examines the adequacy of information flow and the performance of seed markets....

Author(s)
Tripp, R.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A way forward for Frankenstein foods.

This chapter reports the findings from some preliminary analyses of the impact on prices at farm gate and at retail of introducing a system of retail labelling of non-genetically modified food. Of interest here is the nature of market segmentation and price differentiation after a first generation...

Author(s)
Burton, M.; James, S.; Lindner, B.; Pluske, J.
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

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