Project Updates

14 September 2017: Bt Eggplant: A Genetically Engineered Minor Crop Comes of Age in Bangladesh and the Philippines
06 September 2017: Bangladesh Television (BTV): Meeting with Stakeholder Partners, Communication Coordination Workshop
25 August 2017: Download one page information sheet about Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Imnprovement Partnership
22 June 2017: Video: Bt brinjal in Bangladesh: Voices from the Field
22 April 2017: Blog post: Bangladesh March for Science


Bt brinjal facts

How does Bt technology differ from conventional insecticides in controlling pests?

Conventional insecticides are generally sprayed on the crops to destroy pests. The shortfalls in this system are many. Insecticidal sprays are effective only during a brief window between the hatching of larvae and its penetration into the fruit and shoot of the plant. Once the larva bores... More