Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops

Global Implications Based on Case-Studies from India

  • Sachin Chaturvedi
  • Krishna Ravi Srinivas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Amit Kumar
      Pages 37-46
    3. P. G. Chengappa, A. V. Manjunatha
      Pages 47-59
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Krishnan Radha Ashok, Muthiah Chinnadurai, Subbiah Varadha Raj, Annadurai Sanjeevikumar
      Pages 101-120
    3. Suresh S. Patil, Yasmeen, Ravindra Chavan
      Pages 177-202
    4. K. Srinivas, P. C. Meena, Subash Surendran Padmaja
      Pages 203-227
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Sachin Chaturvedi, Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Amit Kumar
      Pages 251-272
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-293

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of socio-economic impact assessments for genetically modified organisms, including genetically modified crops. It features case studies involving Bt cotton and other selected crops with improved traits from six major institutions in India and combines field data with surveys on stakeholder perceptions. It also discusses global trends in the socio-economic assessment of GMOs and reviews the available literature on the economic assessment of GM crops and how various countries have implemented Article 26.1 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Further, it explores cost–benefit analyses and sociological aspects of socio-economic assessments.
Based on this, the book proposes a framework and offers guidelines for socio-economic assessment that can be adapted for various GM crops. Lastly, it examines the relevance of socio-economic impact assessment in light of new applications such as GM mosquitoes and gene drives. Given its scope, the book is of interest to all academics, policymakers, regulators, and general readers concerned about the broader impacts of GM crops and applications like gene drives.


Biodiversity Living Modified Organisms Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Socio-Economic Considerations GM Crops Cost-Benefit Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Sachin Chaturvedi
    • 1
  • Krishna Ravi Srinivas
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)New DelhiIndia

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