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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Introduction to basic GIS and spatial analysis using QGIS: applications in Bangladesh
(CSISA; CIMMYT, 2018)
This book provides a set of learning modules introducing young scientists and researchers to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis using the open-source QGIS platform, and complementary R, SAGA and GRASS ...
Labor savings in agriculture and inequality at different spatial scales: the expansion of oil palm in Indonesia
(University of Goettingen, 2019)
Labor saving innovations are essential to increase agricultural productivity, but they might also increase inequality through displacing labor. Empirical evidence on such labor displacements is limited. This study uses ...
Land-use change, nutrition, and gender roles in Indonesian farm households
(University of Goettingen, 2019)
Many tropical countries are experiencing massive land-use change with profound environmental and socioeconomic implications. In Indonesia, oil palm cultivation is rapidly expanding at the expense of more traditional ...
Land-use change and livelihoods of non-farm households: the role of income from employment in oil palm and rubber in rural Indonesia
(University of Goettingen, 2018)
Many tropical regions are experiencing massive land-use change that is often characterized by an expansion of oil palm at the expense of forests and more traditional forms of agricultural cropping. While implications of ...