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Modeling the aggregate effects of technological change on income distribution in Pakistan's favored and marginal production environments
This study investigates the impact on interregional income distribution of the diffusion of improved technologies for wheat production in Pakistan. A multimarket model is developed that captures both direct productivity ...
Economic policy and technology determinants of the comparative advantage of wheat production in Sudan
Relative profitability and the domestic resource cost (DRC)methodology are used to evaluate the comparative advantage of irrigated wheat versus cotton in Sudan's Gezira Scheme. Relative profitability analysis reveals the ...
Adoption and impact of high yielding wheat varieties in Northern Tunisia
This study assesses the extent to which durum and bread wheat high yielding varieties (HYVs) have been adopted by farmers in northern Tunisia, a region which accounts for more than 80 degrees ' of the nation's durum wheat ...
Economic criteria for establishing plant breeding programs
A general model of annual costs and lagged annual returns from a plant breeding program is developed to estimate the threshold sizes of a crop industry at which different breeding programs could be economically justified, ...
International wheat breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1966-97
This paper describes and analyzes some of the impacts of wheat improvement research in seven countries in the Eastern and Southern regions of Africa. the countries South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, ...
Wheat research and development in Pakistan
This report is mainly a story of accomplishment, it portrays the work of many individuals who have contributed to the notable achievements made in Pakistani wheat production during the past 25 years. The report begins with ...
The increasing role of wheat consumption and imports in the developing world
This study presents in detail the themes explored in the CIMMYT publication, World Wheat Facts and Trends, Report 2 (1983). It looks at changes in wheat consumption in developing countries, examines the increasing importance ...
Optimal search in ex situ collections of wheat genetic resources
This paper develops a theoretical model for analyzing gene bank management decisions regarding the search for traits of economic value in ex situ collections of wheat. The model is applied to data on the probability of ...
Bunt and smut diseases of wheat: concepts and methods of disease management
Five bunt and smut diseases are regularly associated with wheat ( Triticum spp.). These are: common bunt (Tilletia spp.), dwarf bunt (T. controversa), Karnal bunt (T. indica), loose smut (Ustilago tritici), and flag smut ...
The Impact of CIMMYT wheat germplasm on wheat productivity in China
(CIMMYT; CGIAR, 2015)
This study examines the factors that affected wheat total factor productivity (TFP) growth in China, with a focus on China’s collaboration with the wheat breeding program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement ...