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Socioeconomic and farm-level effects of genetically modified crops: The case of Bt crops in South Africa

In: Genetically modified crops in Africa: Economic and policy lessons from countries south of the Sahara

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This chapter supplies a brief summary of the performance, socioeconomic impacts, and main issues surrounding Bt cotton and GM maize in South Africa. A substantial number of peer reviewed papers on GM crops in South Africa have been published, and it is recommended that interested readers refer to these publications for more in-depth information and discussion on the studies and findings.

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  • Gouse, Marnus, 2013. "Socioeconomic and farm-level effects of genetically modified crops: The case of Bt crops in South Africa," IFPRI book chapters,in: Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin & Gruère, Guillaume P. & Sithole-Niang, Idah (ed.), Genetically modified crops in Africa: Economic and policy lessons from countries south of the Sahara, chapter 1, pages 25-41 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Marra, Michele C. & Pardey, Philip G. & Alston, Julian M., 2002. "The payoffs to agricultural biotechnology: an assessment of the evidence," EPTD discussion papers 87, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Michel Fok & Marnus Gouse & Jean-Luc Hofs & Johann Kirsten, 2007. "Contextual appraisal of GM cotton diffusion in South Africa," Post-Print halshs-00176546, HAL.
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    5. Gouse, Marnus & Kirsten, Johann F. & Piesse, Jenifer & Thirtle, Colin & Poulton, Colin, 2010. "Insect resistant and herbicide tolerant maize adoption by South African smallholder farmers – making sense of seven years of research," 14th ICABR Conference, June 16-18, 2010, Ravello, Italy 188094, International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR).
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