Posted: 16 Feb 2007
A 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.
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Bennett, Richard M. and Kambhampati, Uma S. and Morse, Stephen and Ismael, Yousouf, Farm-Level Economic Performance of Genetically Modified Cotton in Maharashtra, India. Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 59-71, March 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=963498 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9353.2006.00273.x