Skevas, Theodoros and Wesseler, Justus and Fevereiro, Pedro (2009): Coping with ex-ante regulations for planting Bt maize: the Portuguese experience. Published in: AgBioForum , Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2009): pp. 60-69.
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This article investigates the attitude and practices of Bt and non-Bt maize farmers in Portugal. Thirty-seven Bt maize farmers were interviewed, representing 22.5% of the total number of Bt maize notifications in the country and 31.5% of the total area planted with Bt maize in 2007. Additionally, 66 non-Bt maize farmers were surveyed in an attempt to investigate their opinion on the Bt technology, its viability, and its future. The most interesting finding is that almost half of all the surveyed maize farmers stated that the ex-ante regulations are rigid and difficult to apply.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Coping with ex-ante regulations for planting Bt maize: the Portuguese experience|
|Keywords:||agriculture; coexistence; Bt maize; Portugal; regulation|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
|Depositing User:||Justus Wesseler|
|Date Deposited:||08. Sep 2011 13:43|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 20:10|
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