Welfare Effects of Herbicide-Tolerant Rice Adoption in Brazil

The study provides the welfare implications of IPRs for the rice growers, and private innovators developing and introducing non-transgenic herbicide tolerant (HT) rice in southern Brazil. The results revealed that under strict IPR enforcement, both producers and innovators would realize larger economic gains. Farmers will continue to capture a substantial share of the total benefits. Sensitivity analysis showed that the benefits from higher yields due to introduction of HT rice technology are primarily captured by producers. It was concluded that IPRs enforcement is more likely to create an adequate economic environment for the private sector to conduct research and to introduce new technologies in Brazil.


Issue Date:
2012
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/126886
Total Pages:
33
JEL Codes:
Q16; Q19




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