Assessing and attributing the benefits from varietal improvement research in Brazil: Pardey, Philip G.; Alston, Julian M.; Chan-Kang, Connie; ...

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Authors
Pardey, Philip G. ; Alston, Julian M. ; Chan-Kang, Connie ; Magalhaes, Eduardo C. ; Vosti, Stephen A.
Subjects
agriculture research brazil; plant production; brazil
Contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Contents
  • List of Tables iv
  • List of Figures v
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations vi
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Summary xii
  • 1. Introduction 1
  • 2. Market and Research Contexts 9
  • 3. Economic Evaluation of Varietal Change 21
  • 4. Evaluation Elements: Data, Details, Results, and Interpretation 53
  • 5. Conclusion 89
  • Appendix A: Research Cost Profiles
  • Appendix B: Source of Commercially Significant Upland Rice Germplasm
  • Appendix C: Source of Commercially Significant Edible Beans Germplasm
  • Appendix D: Source of Commercially Significant Soybean Germplasm
  • Appendix E: Present Value of Research Benefits with a 10 Percent Discount
  • Rate and a Stream of Benefits Ending in 2003
  • Appendix F: Present Value of Research Benefits with a 4 Percent Discount Rate
  • and a Stream of Benefits Ending in 1998
  • Appendix G: Present Value of Research Benefits with a 10 Percent Discount
  • Rate and a Stream of Benefits Ending in 1998
  • Appendix H: Normalized Research Benefits with a 10 Percent Discount Rate
  • and a Stream of Benefits Ending in 2003
  • Appendix I: Normalized Research Benefits with a 4 Percent Discount Rate
  • Appendix J: Normalized Research Benefits with a 10 Percent Discount Rate
  • References 92
  • Tables
  • 2.1: Quantity Produced and Yield-Brazil and Other Regions, 1961-2001
  • 2.2: Brazilian Crop Production as a Share of Latin American and Global Totals
  • 2.3: Quantity of Rice, Edible Bean, and Soybean Exports and Imports
  • 2.4: Institutional Profile of Embrapa Centers, 1996
  • 4.1: Labor Used in Varietal Improvement Research
  • 4.2: Summary of Varieties Released
  • 4.3: Area-by-Variety Data Sources
  • 4.4: Overview of Data and Goodness of Fit for Regression Models
  • 4.5: Present Value of Benefits from Varietal Improvement Research in Brazil
  • 4.6: Normalized Research Benefits
  • 4.7: Partnerships involving CNPSo and CNPAF Varietal Improvement Research
  • 4.8: Institutional Origins of Research Benefits
  • 4.9: Sensitivity Analysis
  • 4.10: Benefits Attributable to Embrapa Compared with Various Embrapa Costs
  • Figures
  • 2.1 Brazilian bean, soybean, and upland rice yields, 1961-2001
  • 2.2 Crop yields for Brazil and other regions, 1961-2001
  • 2.3 State production shares, 1961-2000
  • 2.4 Brazil production stratified by growth in yields from 1975-95
  • 3.1 Research benefits and costs over time
  • 4.1 Expenditures on crop improvement research, 1976-1998
  • 4.2 Annual varietal releases in Brazil
  • 4.3 Varietal adoption patterns for upland rice, various states
  • 4.4 Varietal adoption pattern for edible bean, various states
  • 4.5 Varietal adoption patterns for soybeans, various states
  • 4.6 Experimental yield estimates
  • 4.7 Proportionate shifts in supply (k) for various states and various crops
  • 4.8 Partial pedigree for soybean variety Conquista.
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