Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership

New project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Bangladesh and the Philippines

A new, Cornell-led project will accelerate the application of proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines, while at the same time protecting the health of farmers and the environment.

The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The new award will continue efforts to introduce genetically engineered (GE) eggplant varieties that are resistant to devastating insect infestations and can reduce or eliminate the need for harmful pesticides.

Source: news.cornell.edu

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