Adoption and economic impact of improved wheat varieties in the developing world

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United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press

This paper discusses the impacts of the adoption of genetically improved wheat lines and varieties. The increasing wheat productivity that has occurred during the past century has contributed to increased food security and poverty reduction. The adoption of improved wheat varieties occurs at different rates for different regions. Adoption rates are dependent on the level of education of the farmer, the resource base, the availability of credit, and the methods of technology transfer. While studies have shown that the largest benefits have gone to farmers in irrigated areas, there are many other benefits involved with improved wheat varieties such as lower food prices and poverty reduction. [summary by record creator]

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Germplasm, Food security, Economic impacts, Conservation tillage, Adoption of innovations, Agriculture, Conservation farming, Wheat, Wheat breeding system, Wheat productivity, Farm/Enterprise Scale
Journal of Agricultural Science 144(6): 489-502