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Agronomic and economic performance of organic, conventional and GM-cotton in Central India - First results of a long-term farming systems comparison

Baruah, Rajeev; Zundel, Christine and Jain, S (2008) Agronomic and economic performance of organic, conventional and GM-cotton in Central India - First results of a long-term farming systems comparison. Poster at: Organic Fibre and Textile Conference, Carpi, Italy, 16-17 June.

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Summary

Over the past five years the organic cotton production in India has grown many folds. In the conventional cotton arena, the genetically modified cotton is growing at an unprecedented rate. In view of these developments, it was considered necessary to carry out a systematic comparison between the various cotton production systems common in the area. Further, this research attempts to address the larger issues:
• Put the discussion regarding the benefits and drawbacks of organic agriculture on a rational footing;
• Help to identify challenges for organic agriculture that can then be addressed systematically;
• Provide physical reference and meeting points for stakeholders in agricultural research and development and thus support decision-making and agricultural policy dialogue at different levels.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:long-term experiments, conventional and organic agriculture, tropics, crop farming, Syscom
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:18377
Deposited On:04 Mar 2011 14:10
Last Modified:14 Aug 2011 16:25
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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