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Crop Variety Improvement and its Effect on Productivity: The Impact of International Agricultural Research

Edited By: RE Evenson, D Gollin and

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #138315 | ISBN: 0851995497
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About this book

This study was initiated and supported by the Impact Assessment and Evaluation Group of the CGIAR.


"This volume, the result of a symposium held in 1996, attempts to address the economic importance of plant genetic resources (PGRs) to improved crop productivity, an historically difficult task. . . .The book makes a sound attempt to unravel the economic contribution of PGRs to crop improvement and finds that its contribution is large. . . .Anyone concerned with PGRs and the economic impact they have on agriculture will find useful information in this book." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology


Contents

Introduction and methodology; crop and region studies - rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, millet, barley, lentils, potato, cassava, beans; country studies.

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