News

India to award biotech solutions in health and farming

India hopes to boost biotech research in health, nutrition and agriculture through official awards.

10/04/13

Feature

Guide and glossary to CBD

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has spawned a series of agreements and technical phrases.

10/10/12

News

Bangladesh decodes genome of crop-killer fungus

Bangladeshi plant geneticists hold the key to saving crops such as jute, cotton, maize, soybean and rice from a …

09/10/12

Opinion

Gaps in India’s implementation of biodiversity law

Ten years after introducing a Biodiversity Act, India is yet to put it to serious use, say Shalini Bhutani and …

07/10/12

News

World citizens worry about biodiversity loss

A public consultation on biodiversity loss shows that most people are concerned.

02/10/12

News

Pakistan debates GM cotton’s success

Pakistan’s farmers and scientists argue over the success of GM cotton.

20/04/12

News

Indian states clash with centre over GM trials

Two Indian states have objected to GM trials conducted on their soil without approval.

25/03/11

News

Farmers prefer to use GM seeds for cash crops, survey finds

A survey of views on genetically modified (GM) crops shows that 80 per cent of farmers are unwilling to use GM …

09/04/10

News

Tomatoes 'silenced' to remain fresh

Indian scientists have 'silenced' two genes in tomatoes to make them remain fresh for a month longer.

15/02/10

News

South Asia News in brief: 1–15 March 2008

A round-up of news from or about South Asia for the period 1–15 March 2008.

20/03/08

News

Scientists find rice gene for grain size and yield

A gene that influences the yield and size of rice grains could help crop breeders develop better varieties of …

11/04/07

Feature

March of killer fungus sparks race for resistant wheat

The spread of deadly wheat rust to Yemen has triggered a rush to pin down wheat varieties that are resistant to it.

02/04/07