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Economics of wheat production in Bangladesh
This paper reports the results of a study undertaken to assess the economics of wheat production in Bangladesh, In financial terms, bore (winter) rice is the most profitable crop in irrigated zones, but wheat often generates ...
Has the green revolution been sustained? The quantitative impact of the seed-fertilizer revolution in Pakistan revisited
Quantitative impacts of the Green Revolution on food production in the Pakistan Punjab are reviewed and the effects of different technologies on wheat yields over the past two decades decomposed. New quantitative evidence ...
Narrowing the wheat gap in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of consumption and production issues
Many African countries stand at the crossroads with respect to wheat. They may choose to let recent trends continue in which case imported wheat will likely become a staple food for most urban consumers. Alternatively, if ...
Research for marginal environments: Are we underinvested?
Evidence is presented to show that adoption of modern wheat varieties in rainfed marginal environments of the developing world has lagged substantially compared to adoption in favoured well-watered areas. Possible reasons ...
A joint-product analysis of the adoption of modern cereal varieties in developing countries
Semi-dwarf wheat varieties have been slow to diffuse in some regions despite their superior grain yield. This paper analyses varietal differences in yields of the joint products of grain and straw, the decision to adopt ...
1983 World wheat facts and trends. Report two: an analysis of rapidly rising Third World consumption and imports of wheat
The world wheat economy has dramatically changed over the last three decades. In the period immediately following World War II, wheat trade was dominated by the developed market economics. The USA, Canada and Australia ...
1985 CIMMYT world wheat facts and trends: report three: a discussion of selected wheat marketing and pricing issues in developing countries
In this issue, emphasis is placed on aspects of wheat marketing and pricing in developing countries (more research has been done recently on these topics by such agencies as the International Wheat Council, the US Department ...
Varietal change in post-green revolution agriculture: Empirical evidence for wheat in Pakistan
Yield gains may continue to be the most important factor affecting varietal change in post-Green Revolution agriculture, but they are often not as spectacular as in the initial shift to high-yielding varieties. A survey ...