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Economic and social issues in agricultural biotechnology

Author: Robert E Evenson; V Santaniello; David Zilberman
Publisher: Wallingford ; New York : CABI, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents 21 selected revised and edited papers from the 4th and 5th meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001. Topics covered include: intellectual property rights and technological exchange; public-private issues; genetic technologies and methods; developing country experiences; and international models. The book will be of interest to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
Ravello (2001)
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Evenson; V Santaniello; David Zilberman
ISBN: 0851996183 9780851996189
OCLC Number: 48979885
Notes: Papers presented at a conference entitled Biotechnology, Science and Modern Agriculture: a New Industry at the Dawn of the Century, held June 15-18, 2001 in Ravello, Italy.
"Dedicvated to Molleen Wright"--Prelim.
Description: xviii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview / R.E. Evenson, V. Santaniello and D. Zilberman --
From the green revolution to the gene revolution / R.E. Evenson --
pt. 1. Intellecutal property rights and technological exchange --
Conflicts in intellectual property rights in genetic resources: implications for agricultural biotechnology / L.J. Butler --
Sui generis protection of plant varieties in Asian agriculture: a regional regime in the making? / H. Egelyng --
Farmers' rights and intellectual property rights: reconciling conflicting concepts / D. Alker and F. Heidhues --
pt. 2. Public-private issues --
Universities, technology transfer and industrial R & D / G. Graff [and others] --
Mergers and intellectual property in agricultural biotechnology / A.C. Marco and G.C. Rausser --
Cost of conserving genetic resources at ex situ genebanks: an example of the ICARDA genebank / B. Koo [and others] --
pt. 3. The role of methods --
Impact of terminator technologies in developing countries: a framework for economic analysis / C.S. Srinivasan and C. Thirtle --
The impact of genetic use restriction technologies on developing countries: a forecast / T. Goeschl and T. Swanson --
Managing proprietary technology in agricultural research / J. Komen [and others] --
Is marker-assisted selection cost-effective compared with conventional plant breeding methods?: the case of quality protein maize / K. Dreher [and others] --
pt. 4 Developing country biotechnology experience --
Can biotechnoglogy reach the poor?: the adequacy of information and seed delivery / R. Tripp --
Value of engineered virus resistance in crop plants and technology cooperation with developing countries / S. Flasinski [and others] --
Institutions and institutional capacity for biotechnolgy: a case study of India / V. Rhoe, S. Shantharam and S. Babu --
Social and economic impact ex ante evaluation of Embrapa's biotechnology research products / A.F.D. Avila [and others] --
Intellectual property protection and the international marketing of agricultural biotechnology: firm and host country impacts / P. Goldsmith, G. Ramos and C. Steiger --
Efficiency effects of Bt cotton adoption by smallholders in Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa / Y. Ismaël [and others] --
Income and employment effects of transgenic herbicide-resistant cassava in Colombia: a preliminary simulation / D. Pachico [and others] --
pt. 5. International models --
Estimating the economic effects of GMOs: the importance of policy choices and preferences / K. Anderson, C.P. Nielsen and S. Robinson --
Smallholders, transgenic varieties and production efficiency: the case of cotton farmers in CHina / J. Huang [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. Evenson, V. Santaniello and D. Zilberman.
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