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Benefits from Bt cotton use by smallholder farmers in South Africa

Bennett, R., Ismael, Y. and Morse, S. (2002) Benefits from Bt cotton use by smallholder farmers in South Africa. AgBioForum, 5 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1522-936X

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This paper describes the results of research conducted in the Makhathini region, Kwazulu Natal, Republic of South Africa, designed to explore the economic benefits of the adoption of Bt cotton for smallholders. Results suggest that Bt cotton had higher yields than non-Bt varieties and generated greater revenue. Seed costs for Bt cotton were double those of non-Bt, although pesticide costs were lower. On balance, the gross margins (revenue - costs) of Bt growers were higher than those of non-Bt growers.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:27359
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bt cotton, economic benefits, gross margin, Republic of South Africa
Publisher:University of Missouri

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