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Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013

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A record 175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013, at an annual growth rate of 3%, up 5 million from 170 million hectares in 2012. This year, 2013, was the 18th year of commercialization, 1996-2013, when growth continued after a remarkable 17 consecutive years of increases; notably 12 of the 17 years were double-digit growth rates.

Top Ten Facts | Executive Summary | Press Release | Infographic | PPT Slides |Contents | List of Tables and Figures| Order Online

Videos: Highlights of the 2013 Report | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Asia | Highlights of the 2013 Report: The Americas | Feeding the World of Tomorrow | Benefits and Impact of Biotech Crops | Food Security | Biotech Crops in Africa: 2013

Dr. Clive James at ABIC 2013
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Biotechnology Videos

Highlights of the 2013 Report

In this video, Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA, presents the highlights of the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2013.

Watch the Videos: Highlights of the 2013 Report | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Asia | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Africa | Highlights of the 2013 Report: The Americas | Feeding the World of Tomorrow | Benefits and Impact of Biotech Crops | Food Security | Biotech Crops in Africa: 2013

Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines

Cadres of Change is a 10- minute video based on the project research Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Asian Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines consolidates the farmer narratives from the three countries on adoption and uptake pathways of biotech crops.

See also the Video Vignette

Sowing the Seeds of Success: A Decade of Biotech Corn Adoption in the Philippines

Sowing the Seeds of Success is a 10-minute video that presents an updated story of biotech corn in the Philippines, a decade after its commercialization. It complements the first ISAAA video entitled "Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines".

Kernels of Change

Kernels of Change summarizes the process that farmers in selected provinces of Luzon, Philippines, go through as they learn and eventually adopt biotech corn. The video is based on the study Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Biotech Crops in the Philippines conducted by the College of Development Communication in UP Los Baños; ISAAA; and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

From the BICs

ISAAA India Biotech Information Center releases two new publications on Impact of Bt Cotton in India. The two new documents "Adoption and Impact of Bt Cotton in India, 2002 to 2010", and "Socio-Economic and Farm Level Impact of Bt Cotton in India" are part of the series of publications to mark the 10th year of Bt cotton cultivation in India. The series "Celebrating a Decade of Bt Cotton in India" will feature comprehensive overview of adoption, spread and socio-economic and farm level impact of Bt cotton in India from 2002-2011.

Malaysian Biotech Information Centre (MABIC) publishes a monthly free newspaper on biotech that aims to bridge biotech and the society. "The Petri Dish" signifies the increasing importance of biotech in our life style. The paper is to dish out all the interesting and innovative research work at universities, research institutes and industry and make it palatable for the society.

Communication Products

The Story of Bt Brinjal in India

The Story of Bt Brinjal in India documents the process of development, deregulation, demand and debate on Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) in India.

An Alert Farmer is an Affluent Farmer

An infographic on Bt cotton manifesting the "7 wonders of the Bt cotton" and drawing the key trends in cotton sectoral transformation in India

ISAAA's Norman Borlaug Centenary Emblem

ISAAA releases the Norman Borlaug Centenary emblem as part of the world-wide centenary (25 March 1914 to 25 March 2014) celebrations of the birth of the Nobel Peace Laureate, Norman Borlaug.

Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013

ISAAA Brief 46-2013 is now available! Get your copy now!

ISAAA Brief 46-2013: Infographic

Download Infographic 1 (PDF) : Chinese , English
Download Infographic 2 (PDF) : English

Highlights of the 2013 Report

In this video, Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA, presents the highlights of the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2013.

See also: Highlights of the 2013 Report: Asia | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Africa | Highlights of the 2013 Report: The Americas | Feeding the World of Tomorrow | Benefits and Impact of Biotech Crops | Food Security | Biotech Crops in Africa: 2013

Infographics About ISAAA: The Go-to-source of Information for GM Crops

ISAAA launches the second in a series of infographics on food and agriculture that symbolizes ISAAA as a source by the global agricultural institutions providing reliable data, information and knowledge on biotech/GM crops in industrial and developing countries.

ISAAA in the News

Bumper pumpkin on sands of the Tista river
April 16, 2014 • THE DAILY KARATOA
Bt Brinjal debate
March 31, 2014 • SHOKALERKHOBAR.COM

John Templeton Foundation Project

Project Title: Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Farmers: Comparative Studies in China, India, and the Philippines

Download PDFs:
Monograph: Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines
China: Full Report | Highlights (English) | Highlights (Chinese)
India: Full Report | Executive Summary (Hindi) | Highlights | Press Release (Hindi)
Philippines: Full Report | Highlights (English) | Highlights (Filipino)
International Conference: Highlights

Videos: Cadres of Change (10min) | Video Vignette

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