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Demand and supply of crop infraspecific diversity on farms: towards a policy framework for on-farm conservation
Interest is increasing worldwide in on-farm conservation as a component of a strategy to conserve crop genetic resources. On-farm conservation may require outside support to small-scale farmers in areas of crop domestication ...
Issues regarding targeting and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM)
Improvements in the production characteristics of quality protein maize (QPM) are currently leading to its reintroduction in various areas of the world, both for human and animal consumption. Although the improved QPM ...
Using economics to explain spatial diversity in a wheat crop: examples from Australia and China
Spatial diversity indicators may serve an important function for policymakers as they seek to manage crop genetic diversity and potential externalities associated with diffusion of some types of genetically improved crops. ...
Genetic change in farmer-recycled maize seed: a review of the evidence
This paper summarizes what is known about farm-level maize seed management practices and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the relationship between farmers’ seed recycling practices and the genetic ...
Sources of productivity growth in wheat: A review of recent performance and medium-to long-term prospects
Sources of yield growth in wheat are investigated based on a stylized framework of technical change. Evidence suggests that the relative contribution of input intensification to yield growth has diminished in recent years ...
Cereal crop productivity in developing countries: past trends and future prospects
This paper synthesizes the evidence on cereal crop poductivity in developing countries over the past 30 years and looks at future prospects for productivity in growth. For more than three decades we have witnessed the ...
Nutritive and economic value of triticale as a feed grain for poultry
This study reviews evidence from various studies of the nutritional value of triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittmack) for poultry feed. The economic value of triticale as a major ingredient in poultry diets, substituting for ...
Institutionalizing the role of the economist in national agricultural research institutes
The evolution of the role of economists in agricultural research institutes (ARIs) over the past two decades is described. A framework for determining relevant research activities for economists in ARIs is presented, with ...
Understanding global trends in the use of wheat diversity and international flows of wheat genetic resources
This paper discusses the centers of origin and diversity for bread wheat; sketches historical patterns in the sources and use of wheat genetic resources in modern plant breeding; identifies and compares indicators of genetic ...
New wheat varieties and the small farmer
The distribution of the benefits of new agricultural technologies is the subject of continuing controversy, especially following the widespread adoption of new wheat and rice varieties in developing countries over the last ...