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The global wheat improvement system: prospects for enhancing efficiency in the presence of spillovers
Through the global analysis and country-level case studies, this report analyzes the efficiency of investments in wheat improvement research at a disaggregated level and explores a range of options for restructuring research ...
Impacts of maize breeding research in Latin America, 1966-97
This report documents the number and types of maize varieties and hybrids released by public breeding programs between 1966 and 1997, describes the varieties and hybrids marketed by public seed agencies and private companies ...
Adoption and impacts of improved maize production technology: a case study of the Ghana Grains Development Project
This report, one of a series of adoption case studies coordinated by the Impacts Assessment and Evaluation Group (IAEG) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), examines the adoption by ...
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. ...
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 ...
CIMMYT 1998-99 World wheat facts and trends: global wheat research in a changing World: challenges and achievements
This report has four parts. The first part focuses on the changing environment in which the international wheat research system functions in developing countries. The authors describe recent trends in developing country ...