Seminar on Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts in IndonesiaSeptember 9, 2015
"In 2013, the 18th year of widespread adoption of crops using biotechnology innovations, the technology has continued to provide more productive agriculture, higher incomes to farmers and a better environment for citizens. Majority of these benefits continues to go to farmers and rural communities in developing countries. Between 1996 and 2013, crop biotechnology was responsible for additional global production of 138 million tonnes of soybeans and 274 million tonnes of corn. The technology has also contributed an extra 21.7 million tonnes of cotton lint and 8 million tonnes of canola" said Graham Brookes, director of PG Economics, co-author of the GM Crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2013 report during a seminar in Jakarta, on 4 September 2015.
The seminar on Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996- 2013 was conducted in collaboration with CropLife Indonesia, the Indonesian Society for Agricultural Biotechnology (PBPI) and SEAMEO BIOTROP and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). This event brought together 50 participants from universities, industries, and media to raise awareness on the socio economic consideration of biotechnology in Indonesia. Dr. Parulian Hutagaol Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) also emphasized the need to develop new innovation system and support technological change to improve the productivity and efficiency in agriculture.
For more information, contact Dewi Suryani of IndoBIC at email@example.com.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- UN Helps Developing Countries Enhance Their Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
- Kenya's NBA Receives Public Comments as it Examines Bt Maize Environmental Release Application
- Kenyan Parliamentarians Endorse Government Plan to Lift GMO Ban
- Major Vernalization Gene in Wheat Identified
- Australian OGTR Approves Field Trials of GM Cotton
- ICAR Emphasizes Importance of Field Trials of GM Crops
- South Korea President Park: Make Agriculture a Key Industry
- EU's Agriculture Committee Opposes National Bans on GM Food and Feed Imports
- Lipid Transfer Protein OsLTPL36 Essential in Seed Development and Seed Quality in Rice
- Modification of Resistance Gene Promoter for Broad-Spectrum Resistance to Bacterial Blight in Rice
- Overexpression of AhNF-YC from Amaranth Modifies Growth and Confers Drought Stress Resistance in Arabidopsis
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Scientists Successfully Edit Dengue Fever Mosquito Genes
- A Promising H7N9 Vaccine from the Fusion Protein of Hemagglutinin Globular Head and Bacterial Flagellin
From the BICs
- Seminar on Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts in Indonesia
- Panel of Scientists to Answer Questions about GMO
- Country Biotech Facts and Trends
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (May 18, 2022)
- Genome Editing Supplement (May 18, 2022)
- Gene Drive Supplement (April 27, 2022)
Subscribe to CBU: