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dc.contributor.authorCeddia, Michele G.eng
dc.contributor.authorGoméz-Barbero, Manueleng
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Cerezo, Emilioeng
dc.coverage.spatialSpain -- Andalusiaeng
dc.coverage.spatialEuropean Unioneng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description.abstractCotton production in the European Union (EU) is limited to areas of Greece and Southern Spain (Andalusia). The 2004 reform of the EU cotton policy severely affected the profitability of the crop. In this article we analyze how the introduction of genetically modified (GM), insect-resistant cotton varieties (Bt cotton) might help EU cotton farmers to increase profitability and therefore face the cotton policy reform. We first study farmers' attitudes toward adoption of Bt cotton varieties through a survey conducted in Andalusia (Southern Spain). The results show a positive attitude of Andalusian cotton farmers toward the Bt cotton varieties. Second, we perform an ex-ante analysis of the effects of introducing Bt cotton in Andalusia. Finally, we integrate the analysis of the effects of Bt cotton with the analysis of the EU cotton reform. Our results show that despite the significant economic benefits of Bt cotton, the current policy reform is likely to jeopardize the profitability of cotton production in the EU.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 11(2) 2008: 82-92.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1397eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 11, no. 2 (2008)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v11n2/v11n2a02-ceddia.htmeng
dc.subjectcotton bollworm (H. armigera)eng
dc.subjectgenetically modified Bt cottoneng
dc.subjectEuropean Union cotton regimeeng
dc.subject.lcshCotton -- Genetic engineeringeng
dc.subject.lcshCotton farmers -- Attitudeseng
dc.subject.lcshCotton -- Government policyeng
dc.titleAn Ex-ante Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Bt Cotton Adoption by Spanish Farmers Facing the EU Cotton Sector Reformeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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