ISAAA Support Projects
The Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSP II), which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by Cornell University, aims to provide substantial benefits from agricultural biotechnology to countries in East and West Africa, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The ABSP II Southeast Asia Center is spearheading efforts to develop and commercialize biotechnology products from public research so that these can reach the Southeast Asian market. The Institute of Plant Breeding at the University of the Philippines Los Banos is the Southeast Asian Regional Coordination Center for ABSP II.
A cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Philippines Mission to ISAAA provides technical assistance to help the Philippines in strenthening the regulatory framework, identification of new and potential biotechnology applications and increasing the awareness and level of acceptance on the use of modern biotechnology.