Filipino farmers show increased yields and income from planting biotech corn

Manila, Philippines – Upland farmers in the country planting biotechnology (Bt) corn have increased their net income three-fold per hectare to P33,630 (or US$834) compared to yields before they adopted biotech crops.

Meanwhile, lowland farmers who shifted to biotech crops gained twice as much, P20,550 or $513.75 per hectare, according to a study called “Adoption and Uptake of Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-Scale, Resource-Poor Farmers in the Philippines” by the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Laguna (UPLB).

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