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dc.contributor.authorRenia, Hansen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T11:35:49Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T11:35:49Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/27259
dc.description.abstractAdequate supply of healthy planting material, at reasonable prices, is of critical importance to the functioning of the potato industry. True Potato Seed (TPS) technology offers an alternative way to produce potato planting material, based on the use of botanical potato seeds.en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the hypothesis that the use of TPS technology, in a similar way as practised in the USA, will be beneficial to the European Union. It is assumed that the TPS varieties that have been bred in the USA are also capable of meeting the demands of the EU marketsen
dc.description.abstractThe current status of the EU potato industry and the working of TPS technology are reviewed. As part of this study botanical potato seeds from nine TPS varieties that are commercially available in the USA, have been imported into and used to initiate the first ever field trials within the European Union.en
dc.description.abstractA large mathematical model has been purposely build to simulate the uptake of TPS technology by the EU potato industry, and to assess the agronomic and economic effects. The modelling results, of various scenario’s all indicate that the use of TPS technology would bring economic and agricultural benefits to the EU. The annual savings could be as high as 130 million ECU per year, whilst reducing the potato growing area with up to 72,000 haen
dc.description.abstractImplications of these finding, and current limitations to the uptake of TPS technology inside the EU are discussed.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2017 Block 16en
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dc.titleAgricultural and economic impact of true potato seed technology on the EU potato industry: an ex-ante assessmenten
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
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dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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