Crop genetic resources

An economic appraisal

Kelly Day Rubenstein, Paul Heisey, Robbin Shoemaker, John Sullivan, George B Frisvold

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Abstract

Crop genetic resources are the basis of agricultural production, and significant economic benefits have resulted from their conservation and use. 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 collec-tions lack sufficient diversity to reduce vulnerability to pests and diseases. Many such genetic resources lie outside the United States. This chapter examines the role of genetic resources, genetic diversity, and efforts to value genetic resources. The report also evaluates economic and institutional factors influencing the flow of genetic resources, including international agreements, and their significance for agricultural research and development in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Genetic Resources and Food Security
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages37-88
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)9781617617324
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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genetic resources
economic valuation
Economics
crops
Agriculture
Motivation
Research
international agreements
economics
germplasm conservation
research and development
agricultural research
germplasm
pests
agriculture
genetic variation

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Rubenstein, K. D., Heisey, P., Shoemaker, R., Sullivan, J., & Frisvold, G. B. (2011). Crop genetic resources: An economic appraisal. In Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security (pp. 37-88). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Crop genetic resources : An economic appraisal. / Rubenstein, Kelly Day; Heisey, Paul; Shoemaker, Robbin; Sullivan, John; Frisvold, George B.

Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011. p. 37-88.

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Rubenstein, KD, Heisey, P, Shoemaker, R, Sullivan, J & Frisvold, GB 2011, Crop genetic resources: An economic appraisal. in Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 37-88.
Rubenstein KD, Heisey P, Shoemaker R, Sullivan J, Frisvold GB. Crop genetic resources: An economic appraisal. In Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2011. p. 37-88
Rubenstein, Kelly Day ; Heisey, Paul ; Shoemaker, Robbin ; Sullivan, John ; Frisvold, George B. / Crop genetic resources : An economic appraisal. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011. pp. 37-88
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