Smale, M. (Ed.). (1998). Farmers, Gene Banks and Crop Breeding. Economic Analyses of Diversity in Wheat, Maize and RiceBoston/ Dordrecht/ London: Kluwer Academic. 

Farmers, Gene Banks and Crop Breeding: Economic Analyses of Diversity in Wheat, Maize, and Rice responds to concerns about the loss of valuable genetic resources and crop vulnerability arising from widespread cultivation of genetically uniform varieties. It assembles a series of applied studies focusing on the fundamental economic issues related to genetic diversity in crop species, with special reference to developing countries. By presenting the results of initial economic investigations of diversity in the world's three major food crops (wheat, maize, and rice), this volume furthers the understanding of the economic context in which crop breeders make use of genetic resources and their diversity.