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dc.contributor.authorMishra, Sanjiven_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:44:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:44:56Z
dc.date.issued2003-08-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09072003-180026en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34955
dc.description.abstractThis study projects the economic impact of adoption of Bt eggplant in India, Bangladesh and Philippines. The welfare benefits from adoption of Bt eggplant are projected to be positive in all three countries. The welfare gains from adoption (discounted at 5 percent) are projected to be US $ 411 million for India, US $ 37 million for Bangladesh and US$ 28 million for the Philippines. Consumers gain about 57% of the welfare benefits, while the producers gain 43% of the total surplus. Simulation results indicate that India is in a position to make significant investments in the development and diffusion of the Bt eggplant technology, while the Philippines and Bangladesh are likely to benefit from the transfer and adoption of technology from India.The simulations assumed a low seed premium, which would help in increasing the rate of adoption of the technology by the farmers. The findings suggest that potential economic benefits from Bt eggplant are high and efforts should be continued to develop and integrate the Bt eggplant with other IPM practices for effective pest management.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjecteconomic impacten_US
dc.subjectadoptionen_US
dc.subjectPhilippinesen_US
dc.subjectBangladeshen_US
dc.subjectBt eggplanten_US
dc.titleAn Ex-Ante Economic Impact Assessment of Bt Eggplant in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairNorton, George W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMills, Bradford F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEllerbrock, Michael J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09072003-180026/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-09-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-09-10
dc.date.adate2003-09-10en_US


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