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Crop variety improvement and its effect on productivity: the impact of international agricultural research.

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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 world's staple food crops. The contributed chapters are the main product of a study initiated and supported by the Impact Assessment and Evaluation Group (now the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment) of the CGIAR. Descriptive data and econometric models have been used to evaluate the impact of research on 11 crops and country case studies in Brazil, China and India. The contents include an introduction and methodology section (3 chapters); crop studies on rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, barley, lentils, potato, cassava, groundnut and common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); case studies in Brazil, China and India; and a set of 3 synthesis papers reporting global and regional impacts on production and human welfare. The book should prove of significant interest to those working within plant breeding, crop science and agricultural economics.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Study design and scope. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Gollin, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Crop genetic improvement in developing countries: overview and summary. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Gollin, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Objectives and methodology: crop genetic improvement studies. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Gollin, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Wheat. Author(s): Heisey, P. W. Lantican, M. A. Dubin, H. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 71) International research and genetic improvement in rice: evidence from Asia and Latin America. Author(s): Hossain, M. Gollin, D. Cabanilla, V. Cabrera, E. Johnson, N. Khush, G. S. McLaren, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 109) Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa. Author(s): Dalton, T. J. Guei, R. G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 135) Impacts of CIMMYT maize breeding research. Author(s): Morris, M. Mekuria, M. Gerpacio, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 159) Impact of IITA germplasm improvement on maize production in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Manyong, V. M. Kling, J. G. Makinde, K. O. Ajala, S. O. Menkir, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 183) Impacts of genetic improvement in sorghum. Author(s): Deb, U. K. Bantilan, M. C. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 215) Impacts of genetic enhancement in pearl millet. Author(s): Bantilan, M. C. S. Deb, U. K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 241) The impact of international and national investment in barley germplasm improvement in the developing countries. Author(s): Aw-Hassan, A. Shideed, K. Ceccarelli, S. Erskine, W. Grando, S. Tutwiler, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 257) The impact of CIAT's genetic improvement research on beans. Author(s): Johnson, N. L. Pachico, D. Wortmann, C. S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 275) Economic impact of international and national lentil improvement research in developing countries. Author(s): Aw-Hassan, A. Shideed, K. Sarker, A. Tutwiler, R. Erskine, W.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 293) Impacts of genetic improvement in groundnut. Author(s): Bantilan, M. C. S. Deb, U. K. Nigam, S. N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 315) Potato genetic improvement in developing countries and CIP's role in varietal change. Author(s): Walker, T. S. Bi, Y. P. Li, J. H. Gaur, P. C. Grande, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 337) The impact of IARC genetic improvement programmes on cassava. Author(s): Johnson, N. L. Manyong, V. M. Dixon, A. G. O. Pachico, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 357) Objectives and methodology for country studies. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 361) The impact of investments in agricultural research on total factor productivity in China. Author(s): Rozelle, S. Jin, S. Huang, J. Hu, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 387) Crop genetic improvement impacts on Indian agriculture. Author(s): McKinsey, J. W. Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 409) Brazil. Author(s): Avila, A. F. D. Evenson, R. E. Silva, S. de Almeida, F. A. de
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 427) Modern variety production: a synthesis. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 447) Production impacts of crop genetic improvement. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 473) The economic consequences of crop genetic improvement programmes. Author(s): Evenson, R. E. Rosegrant, M.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Economic Growth Center, Yale University, 27 Hillhouse Ave, PO Box 208269, New Haven, CT 06520-8269, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 0851995497
  • Record Number
  • 20033022606