Advancing a more prosperous, food-secure and gender-equitable future for Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Protecting food in a changing world
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
With access to improved eggplant varieties that respond directly to their needs, farmers are overcoming adversity to build more resilient lives and communities in the most vulnerable areas.
After 15 years of testing and safety trials, the Philippines has become the second country to allow farmers to grow eggplant varieties genetically modified to resist the devastating insect known as the eggplant fruit and shoot borer.
The four Bt varieties yielded on average 19.6% more than non-Bt varieties and earned growers 21.7% higher revenue.
Bt Eggplant by the numbers
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