Biotech Updates

Webinar: Biotech Crop Adoption in 2019 and Latin America's Experience

December 16, 2020

Biotech crops are the fastest adopted crop technology in the history of modern agriculture. In 2019, ten countries in Latin America planted biotech crops led by Brazil and Argentina. The International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotech Applications (ISAAA) will present the latest report on the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2019 during a webinar on December 18, 2020 at 12 PM (GMT-3) via Zoom.

The webinar will cover the highlights of the ISAAA report including the following:

  • global area of biotech crops from 1996 to 2019;
  • global adoption rates of principal crops;
  • trends in approvals of GM events; and
  • biotech crop adoption and challenges in Latin America.

The global report will be presented by Dr. Paul Teng, ISAAA Board Chair. Africa's experiences in biotech research and adoption will be discussed by Dr. Margaret Karembu, ISAAA AfriCenter Director. Biotech crop adoption and challenges in Latin America will be discussed by farmers Carlos Rivadeneira and Rogelio Trabanino from Bolivia and Honduras, respectively.

Dr. Martin Lema, Adjunct Professor from the University of Quilmes, Argentina, will serve as the moderator of the discussions. The webinar will be hosted by ISAAA AfriCenter.

Registration to the webinar is open to all and free of charge. Sign up now at

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