EX-ANTE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE ADOPTION IN EL SALVADOR
Macall, Diego M 1990-
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Field trial evaluation of genetically modified insect resistant (GM IR) maize provided valuable information as to the agronomic impacts of this technology on the Salvadoran maize sector. However, an economic impact assessment of the technology is absent. To provide some information in this gap of knowledge, this study undertakes an ex-ante economic impact assessment of GM IR maize adoption in El Salvador. Medium-term projection results show a considerable welfare gain for the overall economy, with consumers being the principal beneficiaries. Trade ramifications of adopting transgenic maize are analyzed and appropriate alternatives are explored to possible market shutdowns. This economic impact assessment could potentially compliment the environmental and social impact evaluation of GM technology in El Salvador.
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
DepartmentBioresource Policy, Business and Economics
CommitteeHesseln, Hayley; Gray, Richard; Kerr, William; Rainey, Terri
Copyright DateNovember 2016