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Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops

Global Implications Based on Case-Studies from India

Editors: Chaturvedi, Sachin, Srinivas, Krishna Ravi (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique methodology and guidelines for the socio-economic assessment of genetically modified crops
     
    Provides a unique perspective that is informed by theory and developments around the globe and backed by findings from fieldwork in six states in India
     
    Presents insights that are relevant to the socio-economic assessment of GM mosquitoes, gene drives, and genome-edited crops

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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.

About the authors

Prof Sachin Chaturvedi is Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi-based think tank. He was a Global Justice Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International Affairs at Yale University. His work currently focuses on issues related to development economics, development finance, SDGs, and South–South Cooperation. He has also worked on trade, investment, and innovation linkages with a special focus on the WTO. He has authored/edited 10 books, contributed chapters in various edited volumes and published several research articles in a number of prestigious journals. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a Developing Country Fellow at the University of Amsterdam (1996), a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (2003), and a Visiting Scholar at the German Development Institute (2007). He is a Member of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Central Board of Directors. He has been writing on biotechnology and development issues since the early 1990s and has led research projects on biotechnology and development issues, e.g. for UNESCO, FAO, Department of Biotechnology, and the MOEF&CC.
Krishna Ravi Srinivas holds a Ph.D. from the National Law School University of India, Bangalore. He has been a Fulbright Fellow (Visiting Scholar) at the University of Pennsylvania, a Visiting Scholar at the Law School, Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the South Centre, Geneva. He has taught at the IIM-B as a Visiting Faculty. For his Ph.D., he conducted research on agricultural biodiversity and intellectual property rights. He has published extensively on intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge, open source, open innovation, commons and climate change, IPRs, and technology transfer. He is currently a Consultant to the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, and is pursuing research on technology governance, intellectual property rights, science diplomacy, and responsible research and innovation. He has been a consultant to UNESCO, UNEP, the Anthropological Survey of India, UNDESA, and FAO. He is Managing Editor of the journal Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Cartagena Protocol, Socio-Economic Assessment, and Literature Review of Socio-Economic Assessment (SEA) Studies in India

    Pages 3-35

    Chaturvedi, Sachin (et al.)

  • International Experience in Socio-economic Assessment

    Pages 37-46

    Srinivas, Krishna Ravi (et al.)

  • Cost–Benefit Analysis of Potential Living Modified Crops

    Pages 47-59

    Chengappa, P. G. (et al.)

  • Public Perceptions of Risk About LMOs: A Sociological Perspective

    Pages 61-77

    Haribabu, Ejnavarzala

  • Socio-economic Assessment of LMOs: Insights from Punjab and Haryana

    Pages 81-100

    Padaria, Rabindra Nath

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops
Book Subtitle
Global Implications Based on Case-Studies from India
Editors
  • Sachin Chaturvedi
  • Krishna Ravi Srinivas
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-511-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9511-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-510-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 293
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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