Biotech Updates

ISAAA 2016 Report Launched in Indonesia

May 24, 2017

ISAAA's most recent report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2016 was launched at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on May 23, 2016 during a one-day national seminar on biotechnology. The event, organized by ISAAA and the Indonesian Biotechnology Information Centre (IndoBIC) was attended by some 90 members of the academe, local government representatives, media practitioners, and students. The event was graced by Ir. Arofa Noor Indriani MSI, Director of Food Security Agency, Yogyakarta Province, who gave the welcome message.

Dr. Rhodora R. Aldemita, ISAAA Senior Program Officer, presented the 2016 Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops. Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Executive Director of the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC), gave an overview of biotech/GM crop adoption in Asia, while Dr. Muhammad Herman discussed the research and development of biotech product and its regulation in Indonesia. Scientists from Gadjah Mada University, Bogor Agricultural University, and Yogyakarta province presented updates on agri-biotech research.

Drs. Aldemita and Arujanan, together with IndoBIC Director, Prof. Dr. Bambang Purwantara, and Dr. Herman were guests on live television interviews on Jogja TV on May 22, and Kompass TV on May 23.

For more information about biotechnology in Indonesia, visit the IndoBIC website.