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Biodiversity Conservation Agency Holds Workshop on Insect Resistance Management on GM Crops in Vietnam
Monday, 2017/09/18 | 07:45:09

Biodiversity Conservation Agency, in coordination with CropLife Asia, held a workshop on Insect Resistance Management (IRM) on Genetically Modified Crops in Vietnam. The workshop took place in Vinh Phuc province on August 3-4, 2017.


Biodiversity Conservation Agency Director, Phạm Anh Cường, stressed the need to establish and issue the guidelines for risk assessment of GM crops. The presentations were focused on the following topics:

  • - current status of granting biosafety approval certificates for GM events in Vietnam
  • - IRM principles & considerations for an effective IRM program
  • - international approaches to insect management on GM crops
  • - the Philippine experience on IRM
  • - international experience in establishing, implementing, and monitoring herbicide resistance management plans
  • - proposal of IRM strategy and monitoring protocol for Vietnam
  • - draft of Supplementary plan, Amendment of the Decree 69/2010/NĐ-CP dated 21/6/2010 of the Government.


The workshop participants discussed and commented on Vietnam's policies and systems for biosafety management of GMO; the situation of biosafety approval certificates of GM crops in Vietnam; program and guidelines for IRM; and possible changes in the weed populations of glyphosate tolerant maize cultivation systems.


For more information, read the Vietnamese news at the Vietnam Biosafety Clearing House Portal.

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