ISAAA International Conference: Adoption of Biotech Crops in the Developing World
Venue: Hyatt Hotel, Manila, Philippines
About the Conference: The John Templeton Foundation, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the National Academy of Science And Technology (NAST Philippines ) and the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSPII) are co-organizing a conference to present key findings of a research project Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Asian Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines and their implications to biotech adoption particularly in developing countries.
Key researchers and farmers from each of the three countries will discuss highlights of the research results and share experiences in growing Bt Corn (in the Philippines) and Bt Cotton (in China and India). Discussants from other developing countries will provide their insights to validate the Asian experience. A workshop will solicit policy recommendations to enhance biotech adoption in developing countries. The conference will also link stakeholders through a network to encourage interaction even after the event. In addition, participants will visit a biotech corn farm in Concepcion, Tarlac to enable them to interact with farmers.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)