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|Title:||GM Rice Adoption: Implications for Welfare and Poverty Alleviation|
|Citation:||Journal of Economic Integration, 2005; 20(4):771-788|
|Publisher:||Sejong University, Center for International Economics|
|Anderson, Kym; Jackson, Lee Ann and Nielsen, Chantal Pohl|
|Abstract:||The first generation of genetically modified (GM) crop varieties sought to increase producer profitability through cost reductions or higher yields, while the next generation of GM food research is focusing on breeding for attributes of interest to consumers. "Golden rice" has been genetically engineered to contain a higher level of vitamin A and thereby boost the health of poor people in developing countries. Anderson, Jackson, and Nielsen analyze the potential economic effects of adopting both types of innovation in Asia, including its impact on rice producers and other consumers. They do so using the global economywide computable general equilibrium model known as GTAP. The results suggest that farm productivity gains could be dwarfed by the welfare gains resulting from the potential health-enhancing attributes of golden rice which would boost the productivity of unskilled workers among Asia's poor.|
|Keywords:||Biotechnology, GMOs, regulation, trade policy, computable general equilibrium|
|Description:||© 2008 The World Bank Group An earlier version is circulated as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3380, Washington DC, August 2004. (Reprinted in IFPRI’s CD-ROM on Economics Literature on the Impacts of Genetic Engineered Crops in Developing Economies, Washington DC, 2007.)|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics publications|
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