Ftf Blog

19 September 2019 - by Joan Conrow A new study confirms that genetically modified pest-resistant eggplant (Bt brinjal) has successfully reduced pesticide use and improved livelihoods... more

Bt brinjal fields with grafted bt brinjal seedlings in the fields of Bt brinjal growing brothers
01 May 2019 - by Rituparna Majumder and Jahangir Hossain Abdul Hossain, a brinjal growing farmer from Rangpur district of Bangladesh, is into his second year of enjoying the benefits from... more

US Ambassador Earl Miller exchanges goodwill with Dr. Gobinda Chandra Biswas, Chief Scientific Officer BARI, (left) and Dr. Md. Jahangir Hossain, Country Coordinator, FTFBP.
22 February 2019 - by Joan Conrow The US Ambassador to Bangladesh congratulated the nation on moving forward with genetically modified food crops after viewing a demonstration plot... more

Mohammad Abul Hossain
07 January 2019 - by Joan Conrow Mohammad Abul Hossain is living proof that farmers can reap tremendous benefits from agricultural science. Like most of the approximately 150,000... more

11 October 2018 - by Md. Arif Hossain The Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Improvement Partnership (FTFB) in collaboration with Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and... more

28 February 2018 - by Arif Hossain and Sheetal Menon After the successful release of four varieties of Bt eggplant in 2013, adoption rate of the technology among Bangladeshi farmers has... more

19 December 2017 - by Arif Hossain “Political will, policy support, effective stewardship and communication are key to the successful and sustainable adoption of agricultural... more

09 November 2017 - by Rituparna M., Sathguru Management Consultants Bangladesh is the first country in South Asia to commercialize a genetically modified food crop – Bt eggplant.... more

06 November 2017 - by Vijay Paranjape DHAKA, BANGLADESH: After its approval in 2013, the number of farmers adopting Bt eggplant in Bangladesh is steadily increasing, from 20 farmers in... more

01 September 2017 - by Md. Arif Hossain Biotechnology and communication experts from international and national research institutes, universities, government and development organisations... more