Posts made in October, 2014

Advances in Pinoy Agri-Biotechnology: An Infographics Poster Contest (27 November 2014)

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            ELLIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS Open to anyone involved in basic or applied agricultural biotechnology R&D projects in any (local) public or private research agency or institution with potential beneficial socio-economic impact THEME The contest showcases advances in basic and applied agri-biotech R&D in the Philippines and its potential beneficial impact in improving agricultural productivity and increasing farmers’ income, attaining food security, and...

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The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Issue Briefs | Health Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by David Weisser Today, more than 800 million people are malnourished, meaning they do not get the minimum energy requirements set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of 1,690 calories per day for an urban adult and 1,650 calories for a rural dweller.1 The world’s population is projected to grow by 2.3 billion people from 2009 to 2050, to 9.1 billion. To feed that many people...

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Global pesticides use down as biotech crop adoption rises, study shows

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

          Philippine Daily Inquirer 4:22 am | Friday, October 17th, 2014 MANILA, Philippines–Crop biotechnology has significantly reduced the amount of chemical pesticide spraying worldwide by 474 million kilograms, or 9 percent, over the past 15 years, according to a report by PG Economics, a UK-based advisory and consultancy services provider specializing on plant biotechnology, agricultural production systems, agricultural markets and policy. The reduction is...

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Here’s Why We Haven’t Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia are a key focus for increased agricultural research efforts to improve harvests of food crops. Mariam Kéita (left) of Siby, Mali, harvests groundnuts, and Pak Kompiang of Bali, Indonesia, plants rice.   Solving the world’s looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.   By Dennis Dimick National Geographic News PUBLISHED OCTOBER...

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BIOTECH SHORTIES: Video-Making Contest

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Organized by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture – Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC). “Biotech Shorties” seeks to express the perspectives of film makers on the benefits of modern biotechnology in agriculture through three-minute videos or “shorties.” Contestants may focus on any of the two themes:...

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