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Crop Biotech Update

USDA FAS-GAIN Reports Advancement of Agri-biotech in Bangladesh

February 14, 2018

The USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network released updates on the status of agricultural biotechnology in Bangladesh. According to the report, biotech research is advancing moderately in Bangladesh particularly in several crops with support from policymakers, regulators, and development partners.

The country's objective is to ensure food security and safety through development of biotech and abiotic stress tolerant crops with lower production costs. This supportive stance of the government creates a positive impact towards research, encouraging scientists to develop new varieties using biotechnology. The regulatory system is consistently adjusting to keep pace with biotech research and development, and to speed up the commercialization of GM products.

Download the report for more details.