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Analysis of the Adoption of Bt Cotton in South Asia on World Cotton Markets

Principal Investigators: Sukant Misra, Phillip Johnson

Objectives:

  • Estimate the adoption rate of Bt technology by farmers in the study area.
  • Estimate yield response functions of Bt cotton in study area.
  • Estimate acreage response functions of cotton with the adoption of Bt cotton in study area.
  • Estimate world supply/production and price of cotton under the scenario of increased adoption of Bt varieties.
  • Simulate the direction and magnitude of world trade flow in cotton under the scenario of increased adoption of Bt varieties.

A Simulation Analysis of Cotton Gin Financial Viability Under Risk and Uncertainty

Principal Investigators: Phillip Johnson

Objectives:

  • Evaluate the effect of stochastic cotton production on the financial viability of cotton gins.
  • Evaluate the optimal gin plant size based on stochastic ginning volumes.
  • Evaluate ginning firm response to reduced cotton acres due to shifts in cropping patterns within their trade area.