Crop Genetic Resources: An Economic Appraisal
by Kelly Day-Rubenstein
, Paul Heisey
, Robbin Shoemaker, John Sullivan, and George Frisvold
Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-2) 47 pp, May 2005
Crop genetic resources are the basis of agricultural production. However, crop genetic resources are largely public goods, so private incentives for genetic resource conservation may fall short of achieving public objectives. Within the U.S. germplasm system, certain crop collections lack sufficient diversity to reduce vulnerability to pests and diseases. This report examines the role of genetic resources, genetic diversity, and efforts to value genetic resources.
Keywords: agriculture, genetic resources, genetic diversity, agricultural production, genetic resource conservation, landrace, economics, germplasm, international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, genetic uniformity
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Report Summary, Pdf file 136 kb
Abstract, Contents, and Summary, Pdf file 63 kb
Introduction, Pdf file 59 kb
Economic Values of Crop Genetic Resources, Pdf file 71 kb
Factors Influencing Trends in Crop Genetic Diversity, Pdf file 42 kb
Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources, Pdf file 139 kb
References, Pdf file 56 kb
Appendix, Pdf file 41 kb
Entire Document, Pdf file 280 kb
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