Project

Bt cotton as a case study in India: Socio-economic and regulatory aspects

Code
01SM3013
Duration
01 January 2014 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Fellow
  • Bhagirath Choudhary
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
cotton farmers analysis of costs and profits security of harvest
 
Project description

Bt cotton is a gmo that consitutes most of cotton cultivation in India. This study wants to analyse the biosafety and regulatory system in India and makes a socio-economics comparison of Bt-cotton for farmers that use irrigation or not. Purthermore the effect of cotton expansion on cultivation of food crops will be analysed.