Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-139) 29 pp

April 2015

Using Crop Genetic Resources to Help Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change: Economics and Policy

Climate change will likely increase demand for more stress-resistant crop varieties. ERS reviews technical, economic, and institutional factors that could determine the extent of crop genetic resource use to find and incorporate adaptive traits.

Keywords: Crop genetic resources, crop germplasm, climate change, plant breeding, agricultural research

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Last updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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