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dc.contributor.authorFrisvold, George B.eng
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Johneng
dc.contributor.authorRaneses, Antoneng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued1999eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description.abstractThe distribution of gains of plant breeding and plant genetic resource exchange has beenthe source of heated North-South debates in meetings of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. We report results of a study using a world agricultural trade model to estimate the sizeand distribution of economic gains from yield increases in major United States (U.S.) crops attributable to genetic improvements. The net global economic benefits of a onetime, permanent increase in U.S. yields are about $8.1 billion (discounted at 10%) and $15.4 billion (discounted at 5%). The United States captures 50-60% of these net gains. Gains to consumers in developing and transitional economies range from 6.1 billion (10% discount rate) to $11.6 billion (5% discount rate).eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum 2(3&4) 1999: 237-246.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1193eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 2, no. 3 & 4 (1999)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v2n34/v2n34a15-frisvold.htmeng
dc.subjectgenetic resources ; plant breeding ; returns to research ; yieldseng
dc.subject.lcshCrops -- Genetic engineering -- Economic aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshTransgenic plants -- Economic aspectseng
dc.titleWho gains from genetic improvements in U.S. crops?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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