The Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project (ABSPII) and Product-Driven Capacity Building for Emerging Markets
The Agricultural Biotechnology Support Program II is a USAID-funded consortium of public and private sector institutions managed by Cornell University that focuses on the safe and effective development and commercialization of bioengineered crops as a complement to traditional agricultural approaches for small-scale farmers. ABSPII’s management team will share the lessons learned from 10 years of supporting agricultural biotechnology research and product development in India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Uganda and Mali. Presentations will include an overview of the ABSPII philosophy and organization, highlights of banana research in Uganda and eggplant product development in Asia, best practices for communicating about agricultural biotechnology and the benefits of public-private partnerships. The experiences here are a collective example of how the development of new technology became a driving force for capacity building for the potential opening of new markets.
For more information and to register, visit the Agrilinks website. A webinar option is available.