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Rice Research in Asia: Progress and Priorities

Edited By: R E Evenson, R W Herdt and M Hossain

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Oct 1996 | #55641 | ISBN: 0851989977
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Research organizations are not immune from the need to achieve economic efficiency, in the sense of both cost and allocative efficiency. Priority setting is the general approach applied to research planning to achieve allocative efficiency across research problem areas. This book reports efforts to use rigorous, quantitative methods for priority setting for conducting such research in Asia.

"This is an excellent summary of past work detailing how current production is achieved and future effort needs to increase production, from new plant types to biotechnological improvements. . . .Relying on economic estimates of detailed survey and related data, this book identifies how limited resources should be focused. . .to increase rice production."--Choice


Priorities for rice research - introduction; recent developments in the Asian rice economy - challenges for rice research, Mahabub Hossain; rice ecosystems analysis for research prioritization, V. Pal Singh and Dennis Garrity; prospects and approaches to increasing the genetic yield of rice, G.S. Khush; the economic principles of research resource allocation, R.E. Evenson; priority setting methods, R.E. Evenson; prioritizing the rice research agenda for Eastern India, David A. Widawsky and John C. O'Toole; yield gaps, production losses and priority research problem areas in West Bengal, India, N.K. Saha et al; constraints to higher rice yields in different rice production environments and prioritization for rice research in Southern India, C. Ramasamy; rice production constraints in China, Justin Yifu Lin and Minggao Shen; rice production constraints in Bangladesh - implications for further research priorities, Madan Mohan Dey et al; rice research in Nepal - current state and future priorities, Hari K. Upadhyaya; rice research priorities in Thailand, Suthad Setboonsarng; constraints to growth in rice production in the Philippines, Mahabub Hassain et al; rice production losses from pests in Indonesia, Tumari Jatileksono; technical issues in using crop loss data for research prioritization, P.S. Teng and I.M. Revilla; yield loss due to drought, cold and submergence in Asia, Madan Mohan Dey and Hari K. Upadhyaya; inter-country comparison of insect and disease losses, C. Ramasamy and T. Jatileksono; priorities for weed science research, Keith Moody; the economic impact of rice blast disease in China, Minggao Shen and Justin Yifu Lin; an application of priority setting methods to the rice biotechnology programme, R.E. Evenson; rice research priorities - an application, R.E. Evenson et al; summary, conclusions and implications, Robert W. Herdt.

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