Biodiversity Conservation Agency Holds Workshop on Insect Resistance Management on GM Crops in VietnamSeptember 13, 2017
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.
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