This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Traits:||Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance|
|Tags:||global, survey, yield|
Abstract or Summary
This analysis summarizes results from 49 peer-reviewed
publications reporting on farmer surveys that compare yields and other indicators of economic performance for adopters and non-adopters of currently commercialized
GM crops. The surveys cover GM insectresistant
and herbicide-tolerant crops, which account for >99% of global GM crop area. Results from 12 countries indicate,
with few exceptions, that GM crops have benefitted farmers. The benefits, especially in terms of increased yields, are greatest for the mostly small farmers in developing
countries, who have benefitted from the spillover of technologies originally targeted at farmers in industrialized countries.
Peer-reviewed surveys indicate positive impact of commercialized GM crops (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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