Bangladesh Government to Provide Incentives for Bt Brinjal FarmersNovember 8, 2017
The Bangladesh government plans to give incentives to Bt brinjal farmers.
Brinjal is one of the staple vegetables in Bangladesh, as well as in other countries in the region. Bt brinjal refers to the varieties of the crop which has been enhanced to resist pest attacks. At present, there are four varieties (Bt Uttara, Bt Kajla, Bt Noyontara, and Bt ISD 006) of Bt brinjal available in Bangladesh for cultivation. During a meeting presided by Agriculture Minister Matia Chownhury, the Ministry will provide seeds and fertilizers to farmers in 64 districts to cultivate Bt brinjal next season. The plan will cost the government Tk1,630,800.
Read more from the Genetic Literacy Project.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in 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
- Biotech Players Discuss International Agreements Related to Agri-biotech
- Africa to Benefit as Plant Genetic Treaty Plans to Expand its Resource Bank
- Kenyan Scientists Find New Striga Resistance Genes in Wild Sorghum
- Asparagus Genome Answers Questions About Origin and Early Evolution of Sex Chromosomes
- Discovery on Circadian Clock Could Help Boost Water Efficiency of Plants
- Vitamin E in Maize Could Lead to More Nutritious Crop
- USDA to Re-engage Stakeholders on Revisions to Biotech Regulation
- Bangladesh Government to Provide Incentives for Bt Brinjal Farmers
- Co-expression of AtNHX1 and Bar Genes Improves Both Salinity and Herbicide Tolerances in Mungbean
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Researchers Find Differentially-Expressed Genes Between Normal and Malformed Flowers in Sugar Apple
- Dutch Scientists Decode Tulip Genome, The Biggest Genome Ever Sequenced
- Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology
- Webcast: Science of Science Communication III
- CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Genome Editing of Cassava
- New CRISPR System Enables Temporary Gene Editing
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: