Prospects for Enhancing Value of Crops through Public Sector Research Book

Prospects for Enhancing Value of Crops through Public Sector Research


  • Author : Walker, T.W.
  • Publisher : International Potato Center
  • Release Date : 2006-01-31
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Prospects for Enhancing Value of Crops through Public Sector Research Book Description :

As international agricultural research centers places greater emphasis on poverty reduction, a debate is underway whether higher priority should be given to research to “add value” to agricultural commodities through post-harvest innovations at the expense of the traditional emphasis given to agricultural production. In particular, post-harvest research is seen as a way of creating new markets for commodities that may be in surplus or are facing declining demand. In this paper we review the evidence on the economic benefits from past public investments in post-harvest research to increase value of two major food crops – potato and sweetpotato. For the review we draw upon the experiences of two research institutions: first for the United States public research system during the early 20th Century and then for the International Potato Center (CIP) since its post-harvest research program began in 1975. Most of the evidence from both the U.S. and CIP’s experiences strongly suggests that public sector investment in generating value-enhancing technologies for potato and sweetpotato has been characterized by a low rate of return. New product development is a particularly risky endeavor. Implications for investment by international agricultural research centers in value-enhancing agricultural research are discussed.

The Potato Crop Book

The Potato Crop


  • Author : P.M. Harris
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 909
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401123402

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The Potato Crop Book Description :

Research and publications on the potato crop have burgeoned since the first edition of this book was published in 1978. However, the warm reception of the first edition suggested that it had a useful part to play in promoting the scientific basis for understanding and improving the yield and quality of the crop. Since the first edition was out of print and a second reprint would not have taken into account the contributions made by research over the intervening years, it became obvious that a complete revision was necessary. There was, in particular, a need to take account of the rapid extension of interest in the crop into climates and farming systems with which it has not been traditionally associa,ted. Those involved with the crop will be sadly aware that a number of contributors to the first edition are no longer with us. Their contribution to our knowledge of the crop will however be a permanent legacy of their achievement. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the book for their willingness to cooperate in the difficult task of bringing their particular subject up to date. This is even more noteworthy for the pressure of time appears to be almost an order of magnitude higher than it was when the first edition was tackled.

HortIdeas Book

HortIdeas


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Gardening
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  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924052066663

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Bibliography of Agriculture Book

Bibliography of Agriculture


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  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Agriculture
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  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000057553887

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Seed Potatoes Book

Seed Potatoes


  • Author : Scotland. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: Potatoes
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924003382086

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Storage of Potatoes Book

Storage of Potatoes


  • Author : A. Rastovski
  • Publisher : Bernan Press(PA)
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Potatoes
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951000159355U

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Storage of Potatoes Book Description :

History of potato storage; The potato; Sugars and starch during tuberization, storage and sprouting; Dormancy period, sprouting and sprout inhibition; Respiration; Water balance of the potato tuber; Diseases and defects liable to affect potatoes during storage; Principles of potato storage; Storage losses; Storage conditions; Cooling of potatoes and water loss; Heat balance in a potato store; Construction and technical facilities of potato stores; Purpose of storage and store requirements; Potato store construction; Cooling systems in potato stores; Temperature control in potato stores; Fans; Ventilization systems in potato stores; Air humidification; Potato storage practice; Drying of potatoes; Wound healing; Sprout inhibition in ware potato storage;Protection of produce; Temperature control during storage; Heating of ware potatoes; Chitting of seed potatoes; Transport and fisishing operation; Damage to potatoes; Filing of potato stores; Unloading of potato stores; Grading and sorting of potatoes; Packing of potatoes; Potato storage in the tropics and subtropics.

Potato Improvement Book

Potato Improvement


  • Author : H. P. Beukema
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Potatoes
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924000032437

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Annual Report Book

Annual Report


  • Author : Connecticut. State Board of Agriculture
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1888
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  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3043075

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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture Book

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture


  • Author : Connecticut. State Board of Agriculture
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Genre: Agriculture
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  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000053069375

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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture Book Description :

Report for 1898 has Appendix: Condensed index of reports of Connecticut Board of Agriculture, 1866-1898.

The Plant World Book

The Plant World


  • Author : Harry James Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Botany
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924001591704

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New Scientist Book

New Scientist


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  • Release Date : 1988-07
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : CHI:32323927

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Extension circular Book

Extension circular


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  • Release Date : 1928
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B653407

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Agrindex Book

Agrindex


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  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Agriculture
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  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924051764342

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National Gardening Book

National Gardening


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  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Gardening
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  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002291747

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Sustainable Potato Production Book

Sustainable Potato Production


  • Author : NeBambi Lutaladio
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN 10 : 9251064091

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Sustainable Potato Production Book Description :

During the International Year of the Potato, celebrated in 2008, FAO and the International Potato Center helped forge partnerships worldwide to address critical aspects of sustainable potato production. This technical guide collates that experience to review technical, socio-economic, policy and institutional factors that currently constrain increased potato production and productivity in tropical and sub-tropical countries. it presents Good Agriculture Practices relevant to potato production, and indicators and recommendations for action in key areas. It outlines a new policy and research agenda for the potato subsector that aims at making a real contribution to the eradication of hunger and poverty.

The New Seed Starters Handbook Book
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The New Seed Starters Handbook


  • Author : Nancy Bubel
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635651058

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The New Seed Starters Handbook Book Description :

Starting plants from a seed grants earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier seedlings, lower costs, and the undeniable sense of satisfaction and reward. For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to The New Seed-Starter's Handbook. Written by a gardener with 30 years of experience, this updated, easy-to-use reference explains everything you need to know to start seeds and raise healthy seedlings successfully. You'll find: The latest research in seed starting The best growing media The newest gardening materials Solutions to seed-starting problems Source lists for seeds and hard-to-find gardening supplies The robust encyclopedia section lists more than 200 plants--including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs--with details on how to start each from seed.

Alfalfa Management Guide Book

Alfalfa Management Guide


  • Author : D. J. Undersander
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Alfalfa
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 0891183477

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