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Economic and social issues in agricultural biotechnology /
edited by R.E. Evenson, V. Santaniello and D. Zilberman.
imprint
Wallingford ; New York : CABI, c2002.
description
xviii, 421 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0851996183
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imprint
Wallingford ; New York : CABI, c2002.
isbn
0851996183
general note
"Dedicated to Molleen Wright"--Prelim.
Papers presented at a conference entitled Biotechnology, Science and Modern Agriculture: a New Industry at the Dawn of the Century, held June 15-18, 2001 in Ravello, Italy.
catalogue key
3599161
 
Includes bibliographic references and index.
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"It will be obvious to any reader that this book makes contributions on a wide range of relevant and important aspects of the biotechnology revolution that is under way."
"The book is a worthy addition to the libraries of those needing to be abreast of issues involving plant biotechnologies, intellectual property rights and their joint impact on developing countries."
"The book is well produced and will be of value to all those concerned with the application of biotechnology, especially in the developing world."
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This volume presents selected revised and edited papers from the fourth and fifth meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research held in Italy during 2000 and 2001.
Main Description
There are currently many controversial socioeconomic issues concerned with the development and implementation of agricultural biotechnology. This book presents selected revised and edited papers from the fourth and fifth meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001.
Main Description
There are currently many controversial socioeconomic issues concerned with the development and implementation of agricultural biotechnology. This book presents selected, revised and edited papers from the fourth and fifth meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001. Key topics addressed include: Intellectual property rights and technological exchange; public-private issues; genetic technologies and methods; developing country experiences; international models.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. vii
Introduction and Overviewp. xi
From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolutionp. 1
Intellectual Property Rights and Technological Exchange
Conflicts in Intellectual Property Rights in Genetic Resources: Implications for Agricultural Biotechnologyp. 17
Sui generis Protection of Plant Varieties in Asian Agriculture: a Regional Regime in the Making?p. 31
Intellectual Property Aspects of Traditional Agricultural Knowledgep. 43
Farmers' Rights and Intellectual Property Rights--Reconciling Conflicting Conceptsp. 61
Public-Private Issues
Universities, Technology Transfer and Industrial R&Dp. 93
Mergers and Intellectual Property in Agricultural Biotechnologyp. 119
Cost of Conserving Genetic Resources at ex Situ Genebanks: an Example of the ICARDA Genebankp. 137
The Role of Methods
Impact of Terminator Technologies in Developing Countries: a Framework for Economic Analysisp. 159
The Impact of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies on Developing Countries: a Forecastp. 181
Managing Proprietary Technology in Agricultural Researchp. 193
Is Marker-assisted Selection Cost-effective Compared with Conventional Plant Breeding Methods? The Case of Quality Protein Maizep. 203
Developing Country Biotechnology Experience
Can Biotechnology Reach the Poor? The Adequacy of Information and Seed Deliveryp. 237
Value of Engineered Virus Resistance in Crop Plants and Technology Cooperation with Developing Countriesp. 251
Institutions and Institutional Capacity for Biotechnology--a Case Study of Indiap. 269
Social And Economic Impact Ex Ante Evaluation of Embrapa's Biotechnology Research Productsp. 287
Intellectual Property Protection and the International Marketing of Agricultural Biotechnology: Firm and Host Country Impactsp. 309
Efficiency Effects of Bt Cotton Adoption by Smallholders in Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africap. 325
Income and Employment Effects of Transgenic Herbicide-resistant Cassava in Colombia: a Preliminary Simulationp. 351
International Models
Estimating the Economic Effects of GMOs: the Importance of Policy Choices and Preferencesp. 359
Smallholders, Transgenic Varieties and Production Efficiency: the Case of Cotton Farmers in Chinap. 393
Indexp. 409
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