Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development / Edition 1

Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0387254072
ISBN-13:
9780387254074
Pub. Date:
09/16/2005
Publisher:
Springer US
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Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development / Edition 1

This volume summarizes the current state of knowledge in the economic literature of management of agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity in agricultural and economic development. It identifies key issues confronting policy makers in managing biodiversity and biotechnology and provides a broad, multi-disciplinary analysis of the linkage between the two. It is especially innovative in its use of plant genetic resource management as the basis for is analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387254074
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 09/16/2005
Series: Natural Resource Management and Policy Series , #27
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 499
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Overview and Key Issues.- Intoduction~ Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology:.- Major Processes Shaping the Evolution of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Biodiversity.- Private Research and Public Goods: Implications of Biotechnology for Biodiversity.- Genetic Resources and Biodiversity: Economic Valuation and Conservation.- The Economic Value of Genetic Diversity for Crop Improvement: Theory and Application.- Managing Crop Biological Diversity on Farms.- In Situ Conservation: Methods and Costs.- Understanding the Factors Driving on Farm Crop Genetic Diversity: Empirical Evidence from Mexico.- Costs of Conservation: National and International Roles.- Distributional Issues in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources.- The Sharing of Benefits from the Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.- Economic Criteria for the Multilateral Distribution of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Funds.- Modeling the impacts of Bargaining Power in the Multilateral Distribution of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Funds.- Biotechnology: Concepts, Values, and Management.- Agricultural Biotechnology: Concepts, Evolution, and Applications.- The Potential of Biotechnology to Promote Agricultural Development and Food Security.- Impact of Biotechnology on Crop Genetic Diversity.- Establishing Effective Intellectual Property Rights And Reducing Barriers To Entry In Canadian Agricultural Biotechnology Research.- Adoption of Biotechnology in Developing Countries.- Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Development: Policy Implications.- Technological Change in Agriculture and Poverty Reduction: The Potential Role of Biotechnology.- Towards an Intellectual Property Clearinghouse for Agricultural Biotechnology.- Policies to Promote the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity.- International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Other International Agreements on Plant Genetic Resources and Related Biotechnologies.- Synthesis Chapter: Managing Plant Genetic Diversity and Agricultural Biotechnology for Development.

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