Shahzad Kouser is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. She recently finished her PhD degree in agricultural economics from the University of Goettingen, Germany. Her main research areas relate to environmental and resource economics and impacts of new agricultural technologies.
The role of Bt cotton in improving food security
24 Jun 2013
The role of genetically modified crops in the fight against hunger remains disputed. The debate primarily focuses on whether or not these crops can contribute to sustainable increases in food production. However, food security is not only a question of production, but also of economic and social access to food. This column summarises research showing that the adoption of genetically modified cotton has improved food security among Indian smallholder farmers.
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