Biodiversity impacts of cotton production in India are five times that of global average

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The impacts on biodiversity per ton of cotton production in countries such as India are almost five times as high as the global average (CISL, Cambridge, 2020)

It is not clear what are the real reasons behind such a disparity, and how countries such as India could significantly lower the biodiversity impact of cotton cultivation.

We feel the way is to identify the root of the problem. Any thoughts and insights are welcome on why biodiversity impacts from crop production could be higher in some countries than in others.