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Handbook on Agriculture.

Author: S Smyth
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English

This book is a compendium of knowledge, experience and insight on agriculture, biotechnology and development. Beginning with an account of GM crop adoptions and attitudes towards them, the book  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Smyth
ISBN: 0857938347 9780857938343 0857938355 9780857938350 9781306548700 1306548705
OCLC Number: 875635607
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (400 pages))
Contents: Contents: Editor's Introduction: Conceptual Framing of the IAD framework and Methods, Models and Metrics 1. Introduction to Agriculture, Biotechnology and DevelopmentStuart J. Smyth, Peter W.B. Phillips and David CastlePART I: EXOGENOUS VARIABLES: THE ENVIRONMENT, ACTORS AND RULES2. Global Adoption of GM Crops, 1995-2010Graham Brookes3. Structure of Public ResearchRichard Gray and Buwani Dayananda4. The Private Sector: MNEs and SMEsJill E. Hobbs5. Biotechnology in North America: The United States, Canada and MexicoJulia Bognar and Grace Skogstad6. South American Adopters: Argentina and BrazilSybil D. Rhodes7. Africa Jennifer Thomson8. ChinaValerie J. Karplus9. Agricultural Biotechnology in India: Impacts and ControversiesMatin Qaim10. Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Japan and The PhilippinesKarinne Ludlow and Jose Yorobe Jr.11. European Union Policy Conflicts over Agbiotech: Ecological Modernisation Perspectives and CritiquesLes Levidow12. Africa Non-adoptersRobert Paarlberg13. Non-adopters of GM Crops in Latin AmericanJose Falck-Zepeda14. The Cuban Context for Agriculture and InnovationCarlos G. Borroto15. Risk Assessment Frameworks in the Multilateral SettingLee Ann Jackson16. The Trade System and BiotechnologyWilliam A. Kerr17. Developing Countries and the Legal Institutions at the Intersection of Agbiotech and DevelopmentChidi Oguamanam18. Consumer Attitudes and Preferences for GM ProductsStuart J. Smyth and David Castle19. The Motivation and Impact of Organized Public Resistance Against Agricultural BiotechnologyPhilip AerniPART II: ACTION ARENAS20. The Research PipelinePeter W.B. Phillips21. Clusters, Innovation Systems and Biotechnology in Developing Country AgricultureDavid J. Spielman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng and Xingliang Ma22. Practice Driving Policy: Agbiotech Transfer as Capacity BuildingWilliam O. Hennessey, Aarushi Gupta and Stanley P. Kowalski23. The North American Crop Biotech Environment, Actors and RulesDavid Schimmelpfennig24. Adoption DecisionsCorinne Alexander25. Co-existenceVolker Beckmann, Claudio Soregaroli and Justus Wesseler26. Biotechnology and the Inputs IndustryAnwar Naseem and Latha Nagarajan27. Market Power in the US Biotech IndustryAlexandre Magnier, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes and Douglas Miller28. The Dynamic IP System in Crop Genetics and BiotechnologyDerek Eaton and Greg Graff29. Environment EffectsLaReesa Wolfenbarger, Yves Carriere and Micheal Owen30. Labelling of Genetically Modified FoodsWallace E. Huffman and Jill J. McCluskey31. Biotechnology and Food SecurityCalestous Juma, Pedro Conceicao and Sebastian Levine32. International Regimes on Plant Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resources: Implications for StakeholdersDeepthi Elizabeth Kolady33. Engaging Publics on Agbiotech: A Retrospective LookJennifer Medlock and Edna Einsiedel34. Lessons from the California GM Labelling Proposition on the State of Crop BiotechnologyDavid Zilberman, Scott Kaplan, Eunice Kim and Gina Waterfield35. Biotechnology Communications, Mythmaking and the Media Camille D. RyanPART III: OUTCOMES36. SoybeansJorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Seth Wechsler37. Maize/CornJanet Carpenter, Marnus Gouse and Jose Yorobe Jr.38. GM CottonJeffrey Vitale, Gaspard Vognan and Marc Ouattarra39. CanolaDerek Brewin and Stavroula Malla40. The Hawaiian Papaya StoryCarol V. Gonsalves and Dennis Gonsalves41. Sugar BeetKoen Dillen and Matty Demont42. RiceMatty Demont, Mao Chen, Gongyin Ye and Alexander J. Stein43. Aggregate Effects: Adopters and Non-adopters, Investors and ConsumersGeorge B. Frisvold and Jeanne M. Reeves44. Economic Success but Political Failure? The Paradox of GM Crops in Developing CountriesTerri Raney, Ademola A. Adenle and Ira Matuschke45. The Size and Distribution of the Benefits from the Adoption of Biotech Soybean VarietiesJulian M. Alston, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes and John Kruse46. Wheat: Status, Outlook and ImplicationsWilliam W. Wilson47. Small Grains: Barley, Oat and RyeSyed Masood H. Rizvi and Graham J. Scoles48. Incremental Benefits of Genetically Modified Bananas in UgandaEnoch M. Kikulwe, Jose Falck-Zepeda and Justus Wesseler49. Biofuels and GM FeedstocksAlphanso Williams and William A. Kerr50. Non-food GM Crops: Phytoremediation, Industrial Products and PharmaceuticalsGeorge G. Khachatourians51. Tomatoes, Potatoes and Flax: Exploring the Cost of Lost InnovationsCamille D. Ryan and Alan McHughen


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