Potential Regional Trade Implications of Adopting Bt Cowpea in West and Central Africa

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Potential Regional Trade Implications of Adopting Bt Cowpea in West and Central Africa

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Title: Potential Regional Trade Implications of Adopting Bt Cowpea in West and Central Africa
Author: Langyintuo, Augustine S.; Lowenberg-DeBoer, James
Keywords: spatial and temporal price equilibrium
ad valorem tariff
mixed complementary programming
Maruca testulalis
Date: 2006
Publisher: AgBioForum
Citation: AgBioForum, 9(2) 2006: 111-120.
Abstract: This paper used a spatial and temporal price equilibrium model to assess the potential impacts of farmers in West and Central Africa adopting Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). The results showed that regional cowpea prices would decrease, leading to increased regional demand and increased supply only in adopting countries. Total cowpea traded and regional welfare would increase, but producers in nonadopting countries would lose. The results thus emphasize regional adoption of any Bt cowpea and suggest that policy makers devise ways of ensuring equitable distribution of benefits.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/88
ISSN: 1522-936X

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