On June 18-20, 2019 in Gazipur, Bangladesh, the Agriculture & Food Systems Institute's South Asia Biosafety Program and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agriculture Center co-organized the SAARC Regional Expert Consultation Meeting on the Progress and Prospects of Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety in South Asia, with the aim of sharing information on the current status of agricultural biotechnology and biosafety regulations in the region and identifying areas where SAARC countries can adopt harmonized policies that will provide benefits to farmers and consumers through access to agricultural biotechnology. Meeting participants included biotechnology and agricultural experts from SAARC countries, including Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.


Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety in South Asia: Progress and Prospects is a book containing the papers and proceedings from this workshop, published by the SAARC Agriculture Center, in collaboration with the South Asia Biosafety Program.
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