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Agricultural values of plant genetic resources /
edited by R.E. Evenson, D. Gollin, and V. Santaniello.
imprint
Wallingford, UK ; New York : CAB International, 1998.
description
xvi, 285 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0851992951 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Wallingford, UK ; New York : CAB International, 1998.
isbn
0851992951 (alk. paper)
general note
"Papers from the Symposium on the Economics of Valuation and Conservation of Genetic Resources for Agriculture held in Rome in May 1996."--Cover [p. 4].
catalogue key
3854438
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The book makes a sound attempt to unravel the economic contribution of PGRs to crop improvement and finds that its contrubution is large. Anyone concerned with PGRs and the economic impact they have on agriculture will find useful information in this book." -- E. Charles Brummer, The Quarterly Review of Books, Vol 76, March 2001
"The book makes a sound attempt to unravel the economic contribution of PGRs to crop improvement and finds that its contrubution is large. Anyone concerned with PGRs and the economic impact they have on agriculture will find useful information in this book." --E. Charles Brummer, The QuarterlyReview of Books, Vol 76, March 2001
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Summaries
Main Description
International concern over the threat to species and ecosystems caused by human activities is at an all time high, which may result in high costs to present and future generations. The economic costs and benefits associated with the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of actual or potential value for food and agriculture is largely unknown. Economic instruments that can encourage implementation of socially optimal genetic resource conservation strategies as well as the sharing of the real benefits and costs are a useful measurement tool. This book is an edited compilation of papers from the Symposium on the Economics of Valuation and Conservation of Genetic Resources for Agriculture held in Rome in May 1996. It addresses some of the key issues involved in the estimation of the economic value of conserving genetic resources for agriculture. It covers the modelling of the value of Plant Genetic Resources (PGRs), empirical studies of PGRs (including field diversity and yield vulnerability), seven empirical studies of PGR breeding values, property rights in PGRs and the implications of modern biotechnology methods for PGR values. The book will be essential reading for workers in agricultural economics, plant breeding and genetics, and biodiversity and conservation.
Main Description
The essays collected here address some of the key issues for estimating the economic value of conserving genetic resources in agriculture. The chapters are grouped into five main categories: modeling the role of genetic resources in plant breeding; empirical studies of plant breeding and field diversity; empirical studies of breeding values; property rights; and the implications of development in biotechnology.
Table of Contents
Contributors
Foreword
Abbreviations
Introduction and Overview: Agricultural Values of Plant Genetic Resourcesp. 1
Modelling the Role of Genetic Resources in Plant Breeding
Plant Breeding: a Case of Induced Innovationp. 29
The Economics of Public Investment in Agro-biodiversity Conservationp. 43
The Value of Genetic Resources for Use in Agricultural Improvementp. 55
The Source of Genetic Resource Values and the Reasons for Their Managementp. 67
Empirical Studies: Plant Breeding and Field Diversity
Indicators of Varietal Diversity in Bread Wheat Grown in Developing Countriesp. 85
The Value of Wheat Genetic Resources to Farmers in Turkeyp. 97
Empirical Studies: Breeding Values
Maize Breeding and Genetic Resourcesp. 117
Role of International Germplasm Collections in Italian Durum Wheat Breeding Programmesp. 133
An Application of Hedonic Pricing Methods to Value Rice Genetic Resources in Indiap. 139
Varietal Trait Values for Rice in Indiap. 151
Modern Varieties, Traits, Commodity Supply and Factor Demand in Indian Agriculturep. 157
Crop-loss Data and Trait Value Estimates for Rice in Indonesiap. 169
Breeding Values of Rice Genetic Resourcesp. 179
Property Rights
Creating Linkages Between Valuation, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Genetic Resourcesp. 197
Farmers' Rightsp. 207
Intellectual Property and Farmers' Rightsp. 219
Valuing Farmers' Rightsp. 233
The Implication of Development in Biotechnology
Impact of Biotechnology on the Demand for Rice Biodiversityp. 249
Biotechnology and Genetic Resourcesp. 261
Indexp. 279
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