Encouraging Study Finds Higher Yields and Lower Production Costs with Organic Cotton

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GMWatch.org presented an encouraging study on organic cotton production in India.   The study was conducted over the course of a two year time period during which an Indo-Swiss research team collected and compared agronomic data on 60 organic and conventional farms.  As GMWatch reports, the study found that organic producers benefitted from:

  • 40% lower costs for inputs
  • 13-20% lower variable production costs
  • A far lower need to take up loans
  • Total labour inputs that were not significantly higher
  • 4-6% higher average cotton yields

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