publication . Preprint . 2010

Impact of efficient refuge policies for Bt cotton in India on world cotton trade

Singla, Rohit; Johnson, Phillip N.; Misra, Sukant K.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
India is a major cotton producing country in the world along with the U.S. and China. A change in the supply of and demand for cotton in the Indian market has the potential to have an impact on world cotton trade. This study evaluates the implications of efficient Bt cotton refuge policies in India on world and U.S. cotton markets. It can be hypothesized that increased refuge requirements for Bt cotton varieties in India could decrease the world supply of cotton because of the lower yield potential of non-Bt cotton varieties planted in refuges. A decrease in world cotton supply could potentially raise world cotton prices, ceteris paribus. This study conceptualiz...
free text keywords: Bt Cotton, Trade, Refuge policies, International Relations/Trade,
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