Wheat is one of the most widely grown crops globally, yet for many farmers the exact variety of wheat growing in their fields is a mystery.
In the seven years since Bangladesh approved its first genetically modified crop — insect-resistant eggplant (Bt brinjal) — the number of farmers growing it has increased from just 20 to well over 60,000. This figure includes only farmers who have obtained seeds from formal sources.
Wheat is the world’s largest primary commodity, with global production of over 700 million tons on morethan 215 million hectares, consumed by over 2.5 billion people in 89 countries.
Lower yield and marginalized genetic gains across Nepal have been observed in the last decade mainly due to climatic variations, low adoption of improved varieties and a low SRR of 14%. Although in the Chitwan region more than 19%
The objective of this study was to determine the varietal adoption of wheat in Nepal and Bangladesh using DNA fingerprinting technology. Breeders seeds including landraces and denotified varieties were genotyped for reference
South Asian region enjoys a strategic position as the largest contiguous wheat producing region grown on over 32 million hectares in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan and production of over 102 million tons (FAO, 2017).
Rijuta Garapaty, Rituparna Majumder, Suman Dhakal Monday, April 6, 2020 Kashiram Khanal, one of the farmer leaders from the Torikhet cluster of the Chitwan region, is one of many farmers who are benefiting from the Seed Village Model at the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) […]
This study was conducted in 2019 in five districts in Bangladesh and examined the impacts of using genetically engineered, insect-resistant brinjal (Bt brinjal) on its value and marketing.
Author: Rituparna Majumder Historically, private sector companies have been dominating the development, introduction, distribution and growth of biotech crop market around the world. Bt eggplant is one of the few genetically modified products, developed by a public sector institution, to have been commercialised for cultivation […]