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Klimagune Summer School Training Caravan Seminars UPV BC3

Seminario / Mintegia 3rd October

Seminar / Mintegia / Seminario
Biodiversity for Transgenics? Pursuit of Indian Farmers for Higher-Yielding, Lower-Risk Production Alternatives

Lecturer: Dr. Vijesh V. Krishna, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany.


Do biotechnology innovations reduce agricultural biodiversity and enhance system vulnerability? Building on four rounds of panel datasets, this paper examines the diffusion process of transgenic varieties in Indian cotton sector. Both transgenic technology and varietal diversity are found increasing yield and reducing production risk. However, the technology impacts weigh greater than the diversity impacts. Profit maximizing farmers may forgo diversity to appropriate transgenic technology, when the transgenic varieties are limited in supply. Otherwise, these two factors act as complements. The determining role of government regulations and seed market structure on varietal supply on agrobiodiversity conservation and system resilience is highlighted

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3rd October, 13:00, UPV (Faculty of Sarriko) Room: B0.12

* The Seminar will be in English. / Mintegia ingelesez burutuko da. / El seminario se realizará en inglés.


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