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Bt Eggplant in the Philippines

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We aim to address the needs of the region for a highly credible, sound and factual biotechnology information center in the Southeast Asian region accessible to various stakeholders.

Empowerment through shared information.

SEARCA BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER


SEARCA BIC has been proactive in presenting highly accessible and science-based information on biotechnology to different stakeholders as it contributes to an enabling environment for agricultural biotechnology in the region.

SEARCA BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER


URL: bic.searca.org
TWITTER: @searcabic
INSTAGRAM: @searcabic


Empowerment through shared information.

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About Us

Recognizing the potential of biotechnology in meeting the challenges in food security, natural resource management, and agro-industry, SEAMEO Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the International Service for the Acquisition of

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How we work

We collaborate with different partner agencies in organizing capacity building activities for various stakeholders such as Biotechnology 101 courses, communication and media workshops, and other biotech-related workshops (biosafety risk assessment, social marketing, knowledge management, etc.).  Likewise, various outreach activities such

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Our Partners and Donors

The SEARCA BIC is one of the biotechnology information nodes of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications Global Knowledge Center (ISAAA KC), and hosted/co-funded by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

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Plant Biotech Continues to Gain Ground in the Philippine
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Plant Biotech Continues to Gain Ground in the Philippine

Over 50 representatives from media, academe, research institutions, goverment and private companies gathered on April 29, 2016 at Acacia Hotel,...
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Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering calls for resumption of Bt eggplant research
News and Articles about Bt Eggplant SEARCA BIC Releases

Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering calls for resumption of Bt eggplant research

In a statement, the Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) expressed strong support for the continuation of research...
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Davao media gets enlightened on biotechnology
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Davao media gets enlightened on biotechnology

Twenty-five (25) members of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 11 Press Corps visited biotech research institutions and organizations...
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