Transferring hybrid maize technology. The role of the private sector

Carl E. Pray, Ruben G. Echeverria

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Developing countries have tried a variety of policies concerning new technology as a source of agricultural growth; there is still much debate on which is the most efficient. More study of private methods of technology transfer is needed. This article presents some preliminary statistical tests of the relationships among seed imports, private research, public research and yield. Seed imports and private research are found to be important potential sources of improved technology. Countries which restrict imports and activities by multinational seed companies may impose costs on their farmers and consumers in terms of foregone productivity.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)366-374
Number of pages9
JournalFood Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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