Farm-Level Economic Performance of Genetically Modified Cotton in Maharashtra, India
AbstractA study of the commercial growing of Bacillus thuringiensis (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. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 28 (2006)
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