Ag Biotech: Bold New Promise or Bold New Risk?

January 01, 2000

According to the report, the future of biotech rests on consumer acceptance. Some consumers are skeptical and believe that the environment and food safety may be at risk. Unless this hurdle of acceptance is cleared, biotech’s promise of a bold new future could be at risk.

Capitalizing on Rural Communities

January 01, 2000

The Appalachian Regional Commission reports the growing importance of development venture capital funds in attracting more private capital investment into the Appalachian Region. The report outlines the need for development venture capital funds in rural and distressed communities and presents several specific investment opportunities within Appalachia.

Agricultural Research Impact Assessment: The Case of Maize Technology Adoption in Southern Mali

January 01, 1994

According to the authors, adoption of the improved maize package was particularly rapid during the period 1980-86 when an attractive guaranteed price was offered and extension activities were reinforced by a maize project that included the establishment of a seed multiplication program.

Rural Challenge Changing Requirements and Policy Options

January 01, 1992

The working paper by the Benton Foundation reports that transitions in the U.S. economy show declines in primary industries and manufacturing and rapid growth in the service industry.


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