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Bt Cotton and Farmer Suicides in India

Description: Discussion paper about suicides of Indian farmers. A case study on the potential link between technological choices and farmer suicides in India.


Although officially recognized for having increased production and farmers’ income, Bt cotton,


genetically-modified, insect-resistant cotton, remains highly controversial in India.
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Author: IFPRI Guillaume P. Gruère, Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, Debdatta Sengupta
Year: 2008
Category: Environmental & social aspects
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

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