Ftf Blog

A person holds a bowl full of harvested eggplant
21 December 2021 - by Matt Hayes A new Cornell-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the... more

10 March 2020 - by Rituparna Majumder Historically, private sector companies have been dominating the development, introduction, distribution and growth of biotech crop market around the... more

Seed Industry Program
09 March 2020 - by Poornima Gade Globally the seed industry is undergoing significant transformation due to rapid strides made in trait development, trait convergence, and smarter reach... more

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