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Economic impact of genetically modified cotton in India

Bennett, R. M., Ismael, Y., Kambhampati, U. and Morse, S. (2004) Economic impact of genetically modified cotton in India. AgBioForum, 7 (3). pp. 96-100. ISSN 1522-936X

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Abstract/Summary

This paper presents the results of a study aimed at measuring the economic impact of genetically modified cotton in Maharashtra State, India. It is the first study of its kind in India in that the data have been collected from farmers growing the crop under market conditions, rather than from trials. The research compares the performance of more than 9,000 Bt and non-Bt cotton farm plots in Maharashtra over the 2002 and 2003 growing seasons. Results show that Bt cotton varieties have had a significant positive impact on average yields and on the economic performance of cotton growers.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Human Environments
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:3254
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bt, cotton, economic impact, India, Maharashtra
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Publisher:University of Missouri

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