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The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh

Brief 43-2011ISAAA Brief 47-2014

ISAAA Brief 47 "The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh" is a comprehensive report on the status of commercialized Bt brinjal in Bangladesh. Brief 47 presents a thorough review and analysis of the deregulation of Bt brinjal in Bangladesh – from the scientific and biosafety assessment and commercial release to the planting of Bt brinjal by farmers in Bangladesh.

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Top Ten Facts | Executive Summary | Message from Bangladesh Agriculture Minister | Introduction Letter from ISAAA | Contents | Photo Gallery | Order Online

Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013

Brief 43-2011ISAAA Brief 46-2013

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

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Crop Biotech Update | Biofuels Supplement

Crop Biotech Update LogoWhat is the latest on crop biotechnology? Find out the latest world developments in crop biotechnology that are of relevance to developing countries. The Crop Biotech Update features concise news every week and is also available through the KC subscription service.

Special Edition: GM Crops: A story in numbers & Clive James: The go-to source for biotechnology crop data | TOP TEN FACTS about Biotech/GM Crops in 2012

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

Pocket K no 48: Bt Eggplant

Pocket K on Bt Eggplant features the technology behind the biotech crop and status of Bt eggplant adoption and experimentation including potential benefits in Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines.

Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants

This new Pocket K, Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants, includes the different types of ornamental plants, the different uses of biotechnology in ornamental horticulture, and the major genetically modified ornamentals.

Brief 47: The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh

ISAAA Brief 47 is a comprehensive report on the status of commercialized Bt brinjal in Bangladesh. Brief 47 presents a thorough review and analysis of the deregulation of Bt brinjal in Bangladesh – from the scientific and biosafety assessment and commercial release to the planting of Bt brinjal by farmers in Bangladesh.

Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More Than Just GM)

The booklet explains and compares tools of agri-biotech including conventional breeding, tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering

Infomercial: What Do People Say About Biotech?

This informercial features photos of students, teachers, farmers, media practitioners, and consumers who were asked to write one-liners about their perception on biotechnology. These photos were taken during the science fairs held in the Philippines in 2013.

Infographic on Biotech Crops Benefits

This infographic summarizes the important contributions of biotech crops in increasing crop productivity, conserving biodiversity, reducing agriculture's environmental footprint, mitigating the effects of climate change, and alleviation of poverty and hunger

Infomercial: Biotech Crop Adoption in 2013

This infomercial summarizes the highlights of the report on the global status of biotech crop planting in 2013. The 90-second video presents percentage of the major countries, crops, and biotech traits planted in 2013

Pocket K 46 on Nitrogen Efficient Use Biotech Crops

Pocket K 46 includes a summary of genes studied to modify nitrogen use of plants and the research status of biotech crops with improved nitrogen use including corn, wheat, canola, rice, wheat, sugarcane, and sugar beet.

Beyond Promises: Top 10 Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2013

A visual presentation of the 10 important highlights about biotech crops in 2013, taken from the "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013" authored by Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA

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.

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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