The ISAAA Global Knowledge Center on Biotechnology initiative arose in response to a request from senior policy makers and national program leaders in Southeast Asia with the principal goal to share knowledge on all aspects of biotechnology for all stakeholders, including consumers, farmers, policy makers, scientists, academe, and the media in developing countries. The Knowledge Center collects and distributes an authoritative and well-documented information and knowledge base on all aspects of biotechnology specifically tailored to meet the needs of developing countries. The Knowledge Center uses different communication strategies (publications, websites, videos, stakeholder workshops, and study tours) to help provide an enabling environment for the safe application of biotechnology, and promote the public understanding of biotechnology.

Biotech Updates

The Biotech Updates is a weekly summary of world developements in agri-biotechnology produced by ISAAA Inc. Concise news on crop and animal biotechnology, new breeding innovations, and related fields in agriculture are published weekly through a subscription service. The Biotech Updates has the Gene Editing supplement (twice monthly) to feature more articles on these highly discussed topics.

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Biotech Information Centers

At the heart of the KC are Biotechnology Information Centers or BICs. They respond to specific information needs, promote and advance a broader public understanding of crop biotechnology and monitor the local agri-biotech environment. There are 19 fully operational national/regional nodes located in three continents.

Animal Biotech Resources

The Animal Biotechnology Resources page contains a wealth of information about the field of animal biotechnology, including international workshop proceedings. These proceedings provide a valuable forum for scientists, policymakers, and industry representatives to share their latest research and insights on the potential of animal biotechnology to improve human health, agriculture, and the environment.

The proceedings are an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the potential of animal biotechnology to make a positive impact on the world.

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Biotech Information Resources

ISAAA develops an array of publications, videos, and presentation slides on various topics. These are available in hard copy, or in electronic format. Many of the materials are downloadable from ISAAA’s website. While most of the materials can be purchased online, hard copies are available for free to eligible nationals of developing countries. 

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