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Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014
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20th Anniversary (1996 to 2015) of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015

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Since 1996, 2 billon hectares of arable land – a massive area more than twice the landmass of China or the United States – have been planted with biotech crops. Additionally, it is estimated that farmers in up to 28 countries have reaped more than US$150 billion in benefits from biotech crops since 1996. This has helped alleviate poverty for up to 16.5 million small farmers and their families annually totaling about 65 million people, who are some of the poorest people in the world.

Top 10 Facts | Executive Summary | Press Release | Infographics | PPT Slides and Tables | Invitational Essays | Contents | List of Tables and Figures | Order Online

Videos: 20 Years Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and 2015 Highlights | Highlights of the Biotech and Biosafety Status in Africa

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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.

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2015 Biotech Crops Highlights

2015 Biotech Crops Highlights summarizes 20 years of global commercialization of biotech crops and 2015 Highlights

Issues and Challenges in Crop Biotechnology

Issues and Challenges in Crop Biotechnology is a collection of views and personal experiences of eminent scientists, regulators and communicators from 11 countries, in dealing with various issues and challenges in the adoption and acceptance of biotechnology and biotech crops.

Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014

Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014 summarizes the highlights of the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014 by Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA.

Watch: Highlights of the Biotech Status in Asia | Bt Cotton in India | Biotech Crops in Africa | Food Security

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

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.

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Beyond Promises: Top 10 Facts about Biotech Crops in their First 20 Years, 1996 to 2015

A visual presentation of the 10 important highlights about biotech crops from 1996 to 2015, taken from the 20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996 to 2015) and Biotech Crop HIghlights in 2015, authored by Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA.

Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015

The updated version of ISAAA Pocket K No. 16 based on 20th Anniversary (1996 to 2015) of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015 authored by Dr. Clive James is now available.

20th Anniversary (1996 to 2015) of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015

ISAAA released its annual report detailing the adoption of biotech crops, "20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996-2015) and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015," showcasing the global increase in biotech hectarage from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 179.7 million hectares in 2015.

African Stakeholders Study Tour: The Present & Future of Cotton Farming in India

The report captures the experiences and lessons learned from a week-long seeing-is-believing study tour by a delegation of six East and Southern African cotton growing countries to Bt cotton hybrid fields in India from September 27- October 2, 2015

The report features the efforts and accomplishments of ISAAA for 2015 as its contribution for the global populace. ISAAA continues to feed the world with knowledge, strengthen skills, and unify voices with the hope that crop biotechnology will provide solutions to the most pressing needs of farmers, consumers, and the whole community.

19 Years of Biotech Crops in the World

A map infographic showing the countries that are planting and importing biotech crops. In the last 19 years, more than 60 developed and developing countries have either planted or imported biotech crops. Twenty-eight countries planted, and 39 more imported biotech crops in 2014.

Coexistence of Biotech and Non-biotech Crops

This Pocket K includes case studies showing that simultaneous planting of biotech and non-biotech crops in contiguous location is possible, following proper guidelines such as scheduling of flowering time and setting buffer distance between farms. The U.S. and E.U. experiences in developing coexistence guidelines were also discussed.

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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