Bangladesh Archive

Filipino farmers anticipate approval Bt eggplant similar to Bangdesh’s release of Bt brinjal

Filipino farmers anticipate approval of Bt eggplant cultivation which will spare farmers and consumers from harmful chemical sprays even as Bangladesh already approved Bt brinjal’s commercial release in its market. Bangladesh’s National Committee on Biosafety approved in the last week of October the commercial release of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) brinjal, a genetically modified (GM) eggplant. [&hellip

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Bangladesh tapping rice seed of SL Agritech for its export of fancy rice

Bangladesh sent a mission through its Ministry of Agriculture (MA) to look into tapping into rice seeds in the Philippines through its partnership with SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) in its aim to export fancy rice. The mission, led by MA Minister Matia Chowdhury, visited last May 23 SLAC’s Research Center in Brgy. Oogong, Sta. Cruz, [&hellip

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Philippines-developed hybrid rice contributes to Bangladesh’s non-importation of rice in 2013

A Philippines-developed hybrid rice has captured 20 percent of Bangladesh’s hybrid rice market share, contributing to this developing country’s non-importation of rice in 2013. Since the initial production of seeds in 2006, SL-8H seeds now occupy a significant share in Bangladesh’s hybrid rice seed supply, surpassing performance of imported seeds from China and India. “SL-8 [&hellip

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