Crop Biotech Update

Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Filipino Farmers

January 29, 2014

A  comprehensive report based on the research Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-Poor Filipino Farmers was released by the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños; International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA); and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

The said research was part of the Asian collaborative research project Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Biotech Crops by Small-scale Resource-poor Asian Farmers: Comparative Studies in China, India, and the Philippines implemented by ISAAA and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

The report provides concrete evidence of the benefits that Filipino farmers derived ten years after biotech corn was commercialized in the Philippines. Pathways tracing how the adoption of biotech crops spread in the farming communities in the Philippines were also discussed.

Access the full report at http://www.isaaa.org/programs/specialprojects/templeton/adoption/philippines/Philippines-Adoption%20and%20Uptake%20Pathways.pdf.