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Is Bt cotton a magic wand?: A Minor Field Study about farmers' experiences of Bt cotton cultivation, Maharashtra, India
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aimed to examine farmers’ descriptions of their experiences of cultivating Bt cotton and to see whether or not the farmers’ descriptions of their experiences are in coherence with the purposes with Bt cotton. This was carried out through qualitative semi-structured interviews with Bt cotton farmers in Vidarbha, Maharashtra, and a qualitative content analysis of the farmers’ descriptions. Our conclusions are among other, that the experiences of the farmers are various. Some farmers have experienced what Bt cotton was aimed to lead to; higher yields and reduced use of pesticides while other farmers have experienced the opposite.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Bt cotton, farmers’ experiences, India, pesticides, yields
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68983ISRN: LIU-TEMA/MV-C—11/20--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-68983DiVA: diva2:423017
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Bachelor of Science Thesis, Environmental Science Programme
Uppsok
Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry
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Available from: 2011-06-14 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2011-06-14Bibliographically approved

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