Performance of Genetically Modified Cotton: A Systematic Review Findings

Julian Witjaksono


The benefits of transgenic cotton continue to be disputed, despite rapid and widespread adoption since their commercial introduction in the United States in 1995 and first planted in 1996. Since the first debut on U.S cotton farms, biotech cotton rising growing area which mostly derived from the yield gain and increasing farmers income. There is a general belief that the development of cotton biotechnology will be a major factor in boosting productivity in agriculture around the world. This study aim to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge the performance of this technology worldwide based on a wide range of data and source from available literature. To this end, we investigated the benefits of implementing Genetically Modified Cotton in developing countries particularly in China and India as the systematic review which captured to provide the evidence of potential benefits of cotton biotechnology. In summary, this paper depicts positive impact of commercialized this technology in terms of net revenue and the benefits, especially in terms of increased yield, are greatets for the mostly farmers in China and India who have benefitted from the spill over of technology targeted at the farmers in developed countries.


Transgenic; Yield; Income; Farmers; Benefits

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