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  • An Economic Evaluation of US Biofuel Expansion Using the Biofuel Breakeven Program with GHG Accounting 

    Rosburg, Alicia; Miranowski, J. A. (AgBioForum, 2011)
    We present results from an application of the Biofuel Breakeven program (BioBreak) to 14 US cellulosic ethanol markets that vary by feedstock and location. BioBreak estimates the economic costs of cellulosic biofuel ...
  • Determinants of Adopting Imazapyr-Resistant Maize Technologies and its Impact on Household Income in Western Kenya 

    Mignouna, D.B.; Manyong, V.M.; Rusike, Joseph; Mutabazi, K.D.S.; Senkondo, Ephraim M. M. (AgBioForum, 2011)
    This study identifies the adoption determinants and causal impact of adoption of imazapyr-resistant maize (IRM) on income and poverty among maize farming households using a logistic model and Heckman selection-correction ...
  • Biofuel Policies and Carbon Leakage 

    Drabik, Dusan; De Gorter, Harry (AgBioForum, 2011)
    Carbon leakage in the fuel market due to alternative biofuel policies is shown to have two components: a market leakage (or 'indirect output use change') effect and an emissions savings effect. We also distinguish between ...
  • Balancing Agricultural Development Resources: Are GM and Organic Agriculture in Opposition in Africa? 

    Novy, Ari; Ledermann, Samuel; Pray, Carl E. (Carl Esek); Nagarajan, Latha (AgBioForum, 2011)
    Organic agriculture has been promoted vigorously by many civil and donor organizations engaged in agricultural development in Africa. Certified organic products are grown in more than half of African countries, targeted ...
  • US Maize Yield Growth Implications for Ethanol and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 

    Miranowski, J. A.; Rosburg, Alicia; Aukayanagul, Jittinan (AgBioForum, 2011)
    During the past half century, per-acre maize yields have increased due to improved cultivars, better management, and favorable weather. Recent US biofuel legislation, e.g., revised Renewable Fuel Standard, has increased ...
  • Technical Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Bt Cotton and Non- Bt Cotton in North India 

    Mal, Puran; A.V., Manjunatha; Bauer, Siegfried; Ahmed, Mirza Nomman (AgBioForum, 2011)
    Bt cotton technology has emerged as an advantageous alternative to traditional cotton varieties by inhibiting bollworm attack, thereby improving farm production and income. This study focuses on analyzing the technical ...
  • Sustainability and the Bioeconomy: Synthesis of Key Themes from the 15th ICABR Conference 

    Smyth, Stuart J.; Aerni, P. (Philipp); Castle, David, 1967-; Demont, Matty; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Paarlberg, Robert L.; Phillips, Peter W. B.; Pray, Carl; Savastano, Sara; Wesseler, Justus, 1963-; Zilberman, David, 1947- (AgBioForum, 2011)
    The International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) held its 15th annual conference near Rome, Italy in June 2011. The theme of the conference was sustainability, and this topic was addressed through numerous ...
  • Sustainability and the Bioeconomy 

    Wesseler, Justus, 1963-; Aerni, P. (Philipp) (AgBioForum, 2011)
    This introduction to the special issue of AgBioForum addresses the articles presented, which are a selection of nine articles presented at the 15th International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research Annual Conference ...
  • The Lessons of Fermentation for the New Bio-Economy 

    Zilberman, David, 1947-; Kim, Eunice (AgBioForum, 2011)
    The modern bio-economy consists of biotechnology, green chemistry, and modern biofuels, and can learn from the experience of the “traditional” bio-economy that relied on processes such as fermentation to alcoholic drinks, ...
  • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential and Mitigation Costs of Biogas Production in Brandenburg, Germany 

    Scholz, Lukas; Meyer-Aurich, Andreas; Kirschke, Dieter, 1952- (AgBioForum, 2011)
    This study analyzes the greenhouse gas mitigation potential and corresponding mitigation costs of biogas production in the federal state of Brandenburg, Germany. The production of biogas is based on cattle slurry and maize ...
  • The Effects of Framing on Consumers' Choice of GM Foods 

    Heiman, Amir; Zilberman, David, 1947- (AgBioForum, 2011)
    In this article, we explore the effect of framing statements on perceptions and choices of genetically modified vegetables (GMVs). In two experiments, consumers were exposed to either positive or negative statements about ...