Analysis and evaluation of the impacts of Bt cotton at the household level

Wang Guiyan, Fok Michel, Al. 2005. Analysis and evaluation of the impacts of Bt cotton at the household level. Journal of Anhui Agricultural Science, 35 (2) : pp. 368-370.

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Titre chinois : Analysis and evaluation of the impacts of Bt cotton at the household level

Abstract : Analysis and Evaluation of the Impacts of 13t Cotton at the Household Level WANG Gui-yan et al (College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094) Abstract Farmers and extension personnel in the main area of cotton production were interviewed in Hebei Pronvince in the year 2002 and 2003. Our objectives were to see the technical, economic and sociological effects on the application of Bt cotton by analyzing the effects of application of the technique. An integrative method was used in which a multidisciplinary approach was employed including agricultural science, economics and sociology. The following were our findings and recommendations to develop transgenic crop in China: There were reciprocal fictions between the effects of the application of transgenic crops and the fanners' production conducts and cognitions. Farmers tried to avoid risk and pursue the largest profits when they used the technique for Bt cotton, and showed blindness on there investment and management in agricultural production. The income from cotton was the principal source for farmers. Though the application of transgenic cotton increased farmers' income from agriculture, the transgenic technique was affected by sociology, economic and other factors, it showed complex technique form in the system of the farmers' livelihood. Seeds for transgenic crops and production procedure need to be well - managed according to the application of Bt cotton. Based on the characteristics of farmers in China including small- scale, large- diversity and high- complexity, some pertinent advices were proposed to develop transgenic crops and eventually to improve the living standard of farmers. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Gossypium

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Chine

Classification Agris : E50 - Rural sociology
F30 - Plant genetics and breeding

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Wang Guiyan, Agricultural University of Hebei (CHN)
  • Fok Michel, CIRAD-CA-UPR Systèmes cotonniers (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-8709-5687
  • Al

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