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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN10: 0203876466 ISBN13: 9780203876466 DDC: 338.1763351091724 Edition: (electronic bk.)

Summary

The controversy over genetically modified (GM) crops in industrialized countries is paralleled by a loud debate over their potential role in developing countries, with supporters claiming that GM crops are the best hope for reducing rural poverty and hunger, and opponents predicting that they can only bring corporate control of peasant agriculture and environmental disaster. This book offers an examination of the performance of the new technology in the broader context of the agricultural institutions that govern its generation.

Notes

Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Foreword; 1 Biotechnology and agricultural development; 2 Cotton production and technology; 3 Development, agronomic performance and sustainability of transgenic cotton for insect control; 4 Transgenic cotton: Assessing economic performance in the field; 5 Transgenic cotton and institutional performance; 6 Farmers� seed and pest control management for Bt cotton in China; 7 India�s experience with Bt cotton: Case studies from Gujarat and Maharashtra. 8 The socio-economic impact of transgenic cotton in Colombia9 Ten years of Bt cotton in South Africa: Putting the smallholder experience into context; 10 Summary and conclusions; References; Index; Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.

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  • Dewey Decimal: 338.1763351091724

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 299 p.
  • Edition Info: (electronic bk.)

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