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dc.contributor.authorMal, Puraneng
dc.contributor.authorManjunatha, A. V.eng
dc.contributor.authorBauer, Siegfriedeng
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Mirza Nommaneng
dc.contributor.sponsorFinancial support provided by Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst(KAAD).eng
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaeng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.description.abstractBt cotton technology has emerged as an advantageous alternative to traditional cotton varieties by inhibiting bollworm attack, thereby improving farm production and income. This study focuses on analyzing the technical efficiency and environmental impact (via insecticide use) of Bt cotton farms compared to non-Bt cotton farms using the stochastic frontier approach and the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ), considering primary data from agriculturally progressive states of India. The results indicate that average technical efficiency is higher in Bt cotton farming. Roughly 80% of Bt cotton farms fall in the efficiency category of 80-95%; this percentage falls to 60% in non-Bt farms. In addition, Bt cotton demonstrates a lower EIQ value than non-Bt cotton, indicating less damage to the environment. The results can provide positive insights to the Indian Government for pushing this efficient technology towards expansion.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 14(3) 2011: 164-170.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/12469eng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 14, no. 3 (2011)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum.eng
dc.subjectcash cropeng
dc.subjectagro-chemicalseng
dc.subjectgenetically modified cropseng
dc.subject.lcshStochastic approximationeng
dc.subject.lcshCotton tradeeng
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental impact analysiseng
dc.titleTechnical Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Bt Cotton and Non- Bt Cotton in North Indiaeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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