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Potential regional trade implications of adopting Bt cowpea in west and central Africa

Author: Langyintuo, A.S.
Author: Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.
Year: 2006
Abstract: This paper used a spatial and temporal price equilibrium model to assess the potential impacts of farmers in West and Central Africa adopting Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). The results showed that regional cowpea prices would decrease, leading to increased regional demand and increased supply only in adopting countries. Total cowpea traded and regional welfare would increase, but producers in nonadopting countries would lose. The results thus emphasize regional adoption of any Bt cowpea and suggest that policy makers devise ways of ensuring equitable distribution of benefits.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: AgBioForum 
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Type: Article
Region: West Africa
Region: Central Africa
Place of Publication: Africa
Pages: 111-120
Issue: 2
Volume: 9
Keywords: Ad Valorem Tariff
Keywords: Maruca testulalis
Keywords: Mixed Complementary Programming
Keywords: Spatial and Temporal Price Equilibrium
Journal: AgBioForum

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