Plant nurseries are a vital element of agriculture in Bangladesh. These small, often family-owned enterprises dedicated to fruit and vegetable sapling cultivation are an age-old income generation activity for farming families. However, it’s an entrepreneurial activity that has often bypassed women. A feasibility study conducted […]
Author: Joan Conrow The US Ambassador to Bangladesh congratulated the nation on moving forward with genetically modified food crops after viewing a demonstration plot growing pest-resistant Bt brinjal (eggplant). “I’m pleased the [Bangladesh] Ministry of Agriculture and other bodies are working so hard to educate […]
A four-member delegation of ‘Feed the Future’ biotech projects visited Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute in Gazipur on Tuesday. The members of the delegation include Ronnie Coffman, director, IP-CALS, Cornell University, USA; Maricelis Avecedo, projects director, FtF Biotech Eggplant, Cornell University, USA; Vijay Paranjape, associate director, […]
Farmers in Chitwan, the densely cultivated wheat-producing belt of Nepal, are gearing up for the 2017-18 wheat sowing season with the help of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) Innovative Seed Systems program
Bangladesh is the first country in South Asia to commercialize a genetically modified food crop – Bt eggplant. Bangladesh granted approval for the release of four varieties of Bt eggplant on October 30, 2013….
DHAKA, BANGLADESH: After its approval in 2013, the number of farmers adopting Bt eggplant in Bangladesh is steadily increasing, from 20 farmers in 2013-14 to 6500 in 2016-17 and is likely to continue to grow in the coming years. With other GM products in the […]
Wheat is one of the most important crops in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region, second only to rice. South Asia has the highest wheat-dependent low-income community in the world and produces about 19 percent of the world’s wheat.
Samantha Hautea Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The inaugural wheat season for the Seed Systems for Nepal Initiative has successfully concluded, with a total of 14 metric tons of ‘disease-free’ wheat seed produced by 150 farmers using the new seed processing unit inaugurated earlier this year […]
As my father always says, “The truth will always prevail.” Faruk has proved that with his Bt brinjal field. Faruk works as a driver in a rental car company. Last year I visited a number of Bt brinjal fields with my colleagues to see genetically […]