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Farm-level economic performance of genetically modified cotton in Maharashtra, India

Bennett, R., Kambhampati, U., Morse, S. and Ismael, Y. (2006) Farm-level economic performance of genetically modified cotton in Maharashtra, India. Review of Agricultural Economics, 28 (1). pp. 59-71. ISSN 1058-7195

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9353.2006.00273.x

Abstract/Summary

A study of the commercial growing of Bacillus flutringiensis (Bt) cotton in India, compares the performance of over 9,000 Bt and non-Bt cotton farm plots in Maharashtra over the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Results show that since their commercial release in 2002, Bt cotton varieties have had a significant positive impact on average yields and on the economic performance of cotton growers. Regional variation showed that, in a very few areas, not all farmers had benefited from increased performance of Bt varieties.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
ID Code:8304
Uncontrolled Keywords:BT COTTON, MODIFIED CROPS, BIOTECHNOLOGY, CHINA

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