Public Expenditures, Private Incentives, and Farmer Adoption: The Economics of Hybrid Rice in South Asia
AbstractThe rapid expansion of hybrid rice cultivation in China has contributed significantly to improving food security in the country since the 1980s. However, few other Asian countries have seen similar expansions in hybrid rice cultivation or the associated yield and output gains. This paper examines the technical challenges, market opportunities, and policy constraints related to hybrid rice in Asia, with specific emphasis on India and Bangladesh. The paper sets the discussion within a novel analytical approach to agricultural science, technology, and innovation that focuses on improving the efficiency with which new technologies are transformed into economically relevant products and services.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil with number 125694.
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Hybrid rice; agricultural research and development; technological change; innovation; South Asia; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q16; Q18; O31; O33;
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- Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
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- McFall, William & Magnan, Nicholas & Spielman, David J., 2013. "Hybrid Rice as a Pro-Poor Technology? Evidence from Bangladesh," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150150, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
- Ward, Patrick S. & Pede, Valerien O., 2013. "Spatial Patterns of Technology Di usion: The Case of Hybrid Rice in Bangladesh," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150793, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
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