BT cotton in South Africa : adoption and the impact on farm incomes amongst small-scale and large-scale farmers

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dc.contributor.author Gouse, Marthinus
dc.contributor.author Kirsten, Johann F.
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-24T05:38:39Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-24T05:38:39Z
dc.date.issued 2003-03
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dc.description.abstract South Africa is one of few developing countries, and the only one in Africa that has adopted genetically modified crops for commercial production. The very impressive adoption rate of insect-resistant cotton in South Africa can be attributed to different benefits enjoyed by adopters. This article focuses on the reasons and effects of Bt cotton adoption by large-scale and small-scale cotton farmers in South Africa and considers the impact of the adoption on yields, cost and profit. In addition the paper also analyses the production efficiency of adopters and non-adopters. Both large-scale and small-scale farmers enjoy financial benefits due to higher yields and despite higher seed costs. In addition, those who adopted the technology appear to be more technically efficient than those who do not adopt – indicating that it is perhaps the better farmers who spot the potential benefits of the Bt cotton seed. Further diverse analysis of the results from the various surveys are underway and promises to deliver interesting results on the various impacts Bt cotton is having on the South African cotton industry. en
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dc.identifier.citation Gouse, M., Kirsten, J.F., & Jenkins, L. (2003). BT cotton in South Africa: adoption and the impact on farm incomes amongst small-scale and large-scale farmers. Agrekon, 42(1), 15-28. [http://www.aeasa.org.za] en
dc.identifier.issn 0303-1853
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/2291
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa en
dc.rights AEASA en
dc.subject BT cotton en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Genetically modified crops en
dc.subject Financial benefit en
dc.subject Efficiency en
dc.title BT cotton in South Africa : adoption and the impact on farm incomes amongst small-scale and large-scale farmers en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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