Biodiversity Conservation Agency Holds Workshop on Insect Resistance Management on GM Crops in Vietnam

Biodiversity Conservation Agency, in coordination with CropLife Asia, held a workshop on Insect Resistance Management (IRM) on Genetically Modified Crops in Vietnam. The workshop took place in Vinh Phuc province on August 3-4, 2017.

Biodiversity Conservation Agency Director, Phạm Anh Cường, stressed the need to establish and issue the guidelines for risk assessment of GM crops. The presentations were focused on the following topics:

  • current status of granting biosafety approval certificates for GM events in Vietnam
  • IRM principles & considerations for an effective IRM program
  • international approaches to insect management on GM crops
  • the Philippine experience on IRM
  • international experience in establishing, implementing, and monitoring herbicide resistance management plans
  • proposal of IRM strategy and monitoring protocol for Vietnam
  • draft of Supplementary plan, Amendment of the Decree 69/2010/NĐ-CP dated 21/6/2010 of the Government.

The workshop participants discussed and commented on Vietnam's policies and systems for biosafety management of GMO; the situation of biosafety approval certificates of GM crops in Vietnam; program and guidelines for IRM; and possible changes in the weed populations of glyphosate tolerant maize cultivation systems.

For more information, read the Vietnamese news at the Vietnam Biosafety Clearing House Portal.


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)

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