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Public Expenditures, Private Incentives, and Farmer Adoption: The Economics of Hybrid Rice in South Asia

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  • Spielman, David J.
  • Kolady, Deepthi
  • Cavalieri, Anthony

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The 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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  • Spielman, David J. & Kolady, Deepthi & Cavalieri, Anthony, 2012. "Public Expenditures, Private Incentives, and Farmer Adoption: The Economics of Hybrid Rice in South Asia," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 125694, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. repec:oup:apecpp:v:39:y:2017:i:1:p:154-176. is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Sina Xie & Orachos Napasintuwong, 2014. "Review of Rice Policies in China, Thailand and Vietnam," Working Papers 201403, Kasetsart University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
    3. Gars, Jared & Ward, Patrick S., 2016. "The role of learning in technology adoption: Evidence on hybrid rice adoption in Bihar, India," IFPRI discussion papers 1591, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    4. McFall, William A. & 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.
    5. Ward, Patrick S. & Pede, Valerien O., 2013. "Spatial Patterns of Technology Discussion: 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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    Keywords

    Hybrid rice; agricultural research and development; technological change; innovation; South Asia; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q16; Q18; O31; O33;

    JEL classification:

    • 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, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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