TitleGenetic diversity and interdependent crop choices in agriculture
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHeal, G, Walker, B, Levin, S, Arrow, K, Dasgupta, P, Daily, G, Ehrlich, P, Maler, KG, Kautsky, N, Lubchenco, J, Schneider, S, Starrett, D
JournalResource and Energy Economics
Type of ArticleJournal Article

The extent of genetic diversity in food crops is important as it affects the risk of attack by pathogens. A drop in diversity increases this risk. Farmers may not take this into account when making crop choices, leading to what from a social perspective is an inadequate level of diversity. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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