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Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development

By: Stuart J Smyth (Editor), Peter WB Phillips (Editor), David Castle (Editor)

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #222734 | ISBN-13: 9781783471355
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Hardback | Mar 2014 | #218750 | ISBN-13: 9780857938343
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Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development 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, Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development assesses numerous crucial processes, concluding with detailed insights into GM products. Drawing on expert perspectives of leading authors from 48 different institutions in 18 countries, it provides a unique, global overview of ag-biotech following 20 years of adoption.

Many consider GM crops the most rapid agricultural innovation adopted in the history of agriculture. Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development provides insights as to why the adoption has occurred globally at such a rapid rate. This is a rich and varied collection of research, which will appeal to scholars, academics and practitioners worldwide. An invaluable resource, Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development will be a first point of reference to anyone with an interest in ag-biotech and studies into agriculture, biotechnology and development.


Editor's Introduction: Conceptual Framing of the IAD framework and Methods, Models and Metrics

1. Introduction to Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development Stuart J. Smyth, Peter W.B. Phillips and David Castle

2. Global Adoption of GM Crops, 1995 - 2012 Graham Brookes
3. Structure of Public Research Richard Gray and Buwani Dayananda
4. The Private Sector: MNEs and SMEs Jill E. Hobbs
5. Biotechnology in North America: The United States, Canada and Mexico Julia Bognar and Grace Skogstad
6. South American Adopters: Argentina and Brazil Sybil D. Rhodes
7. Africa Jennifer Thomson
8. China Valerie Karplus
9. Agricultural Biotechnology in India: Impacts and Controversies Matin Qaim
10. Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Japan and The Philippines Karinne Ludlow and Jose Yorobe Jr
11. European Union Policy Conflicts over Agbiotech: Ecological Modernisation Perspectives and Critiques Les Levidow
12. Africa Non-adopters Robert Paarlberg
13. Non-adopters of GM Crops in Latin American Jose Falck-Zepeda
14. The Cuban Context for Agriculture and Innovation Carlos G. Borroto
15. Risk Assessment Frameworks in the Multilateral Setting Lee Ann Jackson
16. The Trade System and Biotechnology William A. Kerr
17. Developing Countries and the Legal Institutions at the Intersection of Agbiotech and Development Chidi Oguamanam
18. Consumer Attitudes and Preferences for GM Products Stuart Smyth and David Castle
19. The Motivation and Impact of Organized Public Resistance Against Agricultural Biotechnology Philip Aerni

20. The Research Pipeline Peter Phillips
21. Clusters, Innovation Systems and Biotechnology in Developing Country Agriculture David Spielman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng and Xingliang Ma
22. Practice Driving Policy: Agbiotech Transfer as Capacity Building William O. Hennessey, Aarushi Gupta and Stanley P. Kowalski
23. The North American Crop Biotech Environment, Actors and Rules David Schimmelpfennig
24. Adoption Decisions Corinne Alexander
25. Co-existence Volker Beckmann, Claudio Soregaroli and Justus Wesseler
26. Biotechnology and the Inputs Industry Anwar Naseem and Latha Nagarajan
27. Measuring Market Power in the US Biotech Industry Alexandre Magnier, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes and Douglas Miller
28. The Dynamic IP System in Crop Genetics and Biotechnology Derek Eaton and Greg Graff
29. Environment Effects LaReesa Wolfenbarger, Yves Carriere and Micheal Owen
30. Labelling of Genetically Modified Foods Wallace E. Huffman and Jill J. McCluskey
31. Biotechnology and Food Security Calestous Juma, Pedro Conceicao and Sebastian Levine
32. International Regimes on Plant Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resources: Implications for Stakeholders Deepthi Elizabeth Kolady
33. Democratic Engagement Jennifer Medlock and Edna Einsiedel
34. Lessons from the California GM Labelling Proposition on the State of Crop Biotechnology David Zilberman, Scott Kaplan, Eunice Kim and Gina Waterfield
35. Biotechnology Communications, Mythmaking and the Media Camille D. Ryan

36. Soybeans Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Seth Wechsler
37. Maize/Corn Janet Carpenter, Marnus Gouse and Jose Yorobe Jr
38. GM Cotton Jeffrey Vitale, Gaspard Vognan and Marc Ouattarra
39. Canola Derek Brewin and Stavroula Malla
40. The Hawaiian Papaya Story Carol and Dennis Gonsalves
41. Sugar Beet Koen Dillen and Matty Demont
42. Rice Matty Demont, Mao Chen, Gongyin Ye and Alexander J. Stein
43. Aggregate Effects: Adopters and Non-adopters, Investors and Consumers George Frisvold and Jeanne M. Reeves
44. Economic Success but Political Failure? The Paradox of GM Crops in Developing Countries Terri Raney, Ademola A. Adenle and Ira Matuschke
45. The Size and Distribution of the Benefits from the Adoption of Biotech Soybean Varieties Julian Alston, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes and John Kruse
46. GM Wheat: Status, Outlook and Implications William W. Wilson
47. Small Grains: Barley, Oat and Rye Syed Masood H. Rizvi and Graham J. Scoles
48. Incremental Benefits of Genetically Modified Bananas in Uganda Enoch M. Kikulwe, Jose Falck-Zepeda and Justus Wesseler
49. Biofuels and GM Feedstocks Alphanso Williams and William A. Kerr
50. Non-food GM Crops: Phytoremediation, Industrial Products and Pharmaceuticals George G. Khachatourians
51. Tomatoes, Potatoes and Flax: Exploring the Cost of Lost Innovations Camille D. Ryan and Alan McHughen

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