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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Mishra, Sanjiv
Author's Email Address smishra@vt.edu
URN etd-09072003-180026
Title An Ex-Ante Economic Impact Assessment of Bt Eggplant in Bangladesh, the Philippines and India
Degree Master of Science
Department Agricultural and Applied Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Norton, George W. Committee Chair
Ellerbrock, Michael J. Committee Member
Mills, Bradford F. Committee Member
  • India
  • economic impact
  • adoption
  • Philippines
  • Bangladesh
  • Bt eggplant
Date of Defense 2003-08-19
Availability unrestricted
This 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.

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