Assessing the Impact of Banana Biotechnology in Kenya
This publication contains an in-depth socioeconomic study conducted by the center for development research (ZEF). It is an analysis of preliminary benefits and impacts that could be brought about by the dissemination of tissue culture banana plantlets to resource-poorfamers in Kenya. We believe it is an important example of the contribution biotechnology can make to developing country agricultural and food sectors.
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Introducing Biotechnology in Banana Production
Market Effects of Biotechnological Progress
Acquisition of Agri-biotech acre annual Banana and Plantain banana area banana growers banana holding banana plantlets banana production banana varieties banana yields benefits biotechnology project black sigatoka Coast Province consumer surplus cost and income crop cultivars demand developing countries distribution effects economic surplus factor farming systems field trials German Research Society Gros Michel higher price scenario higher TC price home consumption increase innovation input interview survey 1998 ISAAA KARI Kenya Kenyan Shilling KSh/acre labor large-scale farmers Lower TC price manure Medium-scale Nairobi nana Nematicides nematodes nology Nyanza percent pests and diseases plant propagation Plantain plantation cycle planting material potential price of 75 price price price producer groups producers and consumers production share Provinces Qaim regions Research ripening semi-subsistence small-scale farmers smallholders Table TC material TC plantlets TC plants TC price scenario TC technology technology-induced tion tissue culture technology Tropical vitro plantlets vitro plants yield curves