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Impact of Bt Cotton on Pesticide Use, Farmers’ Health and the Environment

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Impact of Bt Cotton on Pesticide Use, Farmers’ Health and the Environment (English shop)

Shahzad Kouser (Author)

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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783954042821
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736942820
Language English
Page Number 182
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1. Aufl.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Göttingen
Publication Date 2012-11-21
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Agricultural science
Keywords Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaft des Landbaus Agriculture, economic growth, developing countries, agriculture-based economies, gross domestic product, labor force, poor live, rural areas, economic activity, Crosscountry, poverty, reducing, World Bank, mass poverty, food insecurity
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Agriculture remains the most important sector for promoting economic growth in developing
countries. In agriculture-based economies, the sector accounts for about 29% of the gross
domestic product (GDP) and employs 65% of the labor force (World Bank, 2007). About 75% of
the world’s poor live in rural areas, where agriculture is the main economic activity. Crosscountry comparison shows that GDP growth induced by agriculture is at least twice as effective
in reducing poverty as GDP growth outside agriculture (World Bank, 2007). Agriculture is,
therefore, imperative in reducing mass poverty and food insecurity in developing countries.