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Economic impact of transgenic crops in developing countries

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Economic impact of transgenic crops in developing countries
Abstract

Transgenic crops are being adopted rapidly at the global level, but only a few developing countries are growing them in significant quantities. Why are these crops so successful in some countries but not in others? Farm level profitability ultimately determines whether farmers adopt and retain a new technology, but this depends on much more than technical performance. Recent economic studies in developing countries find positive, but highly variable, economic returns to adopting transgenic crops. These studies confirm that institutional factors such as national agricultural research capacity, environmental and food safety regulations, intellectual property rights and agricultural input markets matter at least as much as the technology itself in determining the level and distribution of economic benefits.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2006, Pages 174–178
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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