This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Traits:||Insect Res. (BT)|
|Tags:||small holder, yield|
Abstract or Summary
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 reve-nue. 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.
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Benefits from Bt cotton use by smallholder farmers in South Africa. (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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