Transgenic Varieties and Productivity of Smallholder Cotton Farmers in China

21 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2002

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Jikun Huang

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Ruifa Hu

Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Scott Rozelle

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Fangbin Qiao

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - China Economics and Management Academy

Carl E. Pray

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics

Abstract

Genetically modified cotton varieties have greater production efficiency for smallholders in farming communities in China. We also find that the adoption of (Bt) cotton varieties leads to a significant decrease in the use of pesticides. Hence, we demonstrate that Bt cotton appears to be an agricultural technology that improves both production efficiency and the environment. In terms of policies, our findings suggest that the government should investigate whether or not they should make additional investments to spread Bt to other cotton regions and to other crops. Bacillus thuringiensis

Suggested Citation

Huang, Jikun and Hu, Ruifa and Rozelle, Scott and Qiao, Fangbin and Pray, Carl E., Transgenic Varieties and Productivity of Smallholder Cotton Farmers in China. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=320461

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