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Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey
This is a working document published informally by The World Bank: To present the results of research with the least possible delay, the typescript has not been prepared in accordance with theExpand
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Yield Effects of Genetically Modified Crops in Developing Countries
Onfarm field trials carried out with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in different states of India show that the technology substantially reduces pest damage and increases yields. The yield gainsExpand
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The agricultural innovation process: Research and technology adoption in a changing agricultural sector
The chapter reviews the generation and adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sector. The first section describes models of induced innovation and experimentation, considers the politicalExpand
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The Econometrics of Damage Control: Why Specification Matters
The contribution of damage control agents to production differs fundamentally from that of standard inputs (lands, labor, capital). This paper develops an econometric model based on the keyExpand
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Review of Environmental, Economic and Policy Aspects of Biofuels
The world is witnessing a sudden growth in production of biofuels, especially those suited for replacing oil like ethanol and biodiesel. This paper synthesizes what the environmental, economic, andExpand
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Challenge of biofuel: filling the tank without emptying the stomach?
Biofuels have become a leading alternative to fossil fuel because they can be produced domestically by many countries, require only minimal changes to retail distribution and end-use technologies,Expand
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The Effects of Well Depth and Land Quality on the Choice of Irrigation Technology
This paper introduces a framework to study the effects of farm characteristics (land quality and well depth) and irrigation technology characteristics (application effectiveness and pressurizationExpand
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The Choices of Irrigation Technologies in California
This paper introduces an econometric technique to analyze the factors affecting the land shares of alternative irrigation technologies in agriculture. It estimates the likelihood of use of drip,Expand
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Targeting Tools for the Purchase of Environmental Amenities
Using analytical and numerical models, we demonstrate that the relative variability of costs and benefits and the correlation between the two are primary determinants of efficiency losses from following targeting rules based on cost or benefits, rather than based on the benefit to cost ratio. Expand
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Adoption of Bt Cotton and Impact Variability: Insights from India
There is a growing body of literature about the impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in developing countries. While many studies show remarkable benefits for farmers, there are also reportsExpand
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