The Distribution of Benefits from Bt Cotton Adoption in South Africa

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The Distribution of Benefits from Bt Cotton Adoption in South Africa

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Title: The Distribution of Benefits from Bt Cotton Adoption in South Africa
Author: Pray, Carl; Schimmelpfennig, David; Gouse, Marnus
Keywords: peasant farmers
welfare benefits
Date: 2004
Publisher: AgBioForum
Citation: AgBioForum, 7(4) 2004: 187-194.
Abstract: Technology adoption can create income benefits for large and small-scale producers, input suppliers and consumers in developing countries. The circumstances under which this income creation can take place are shown to depend on a wide range of factors applicable across dualistic agricultural practices in South Africa. Whether for large commercial farms or small-scale agriculture, four factors influence the creation of surplus. World prices, subsidies in developed countries, domestic market structure, and the presence of substitute import markets each play a role in the distribution of rents from Bt cotton, an appropriate technology for South African farmers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/133
ISSN: 1522-936X

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