VIB facts series

Bananas: the green gold of the South

R.E.: IPBO/VIB and KULeuven

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Sustainable, intensive as well as small scale agriculture needs GM crops


Marc Van Montagu,

World Food Price Laureate 2013


Empower biotech capacities by training students from developing and emerging economies.


Networking to foster innovations in farming and industry that adress the development priorities of low- and middle-income countries.

IPBO: International Plant Biotechnology Outreach


RNAi-based gene silencing through dsRNA injection or ingestion against the African sweet potato weevil Cylas puncticollis.
East African scientists and regulators attented an advanced biosafety course
Publication: Removing Bt eggplant from the face of Indian regulators
Publication: Fatal attraction: the intuitive appeal of GMO opposition
Prof. Marc Van Montagu appointed as UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador for Agribusiness
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Registration for the Specialised Source: "Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology" is open
Period: October 17 - October 28, 2016
Venue: IPBO, Ghent, Belgium
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Course: "Banana breeding in Africa: Modern breeding techniques, regulatory and biosafety issues"
Period: September 19 - September 30, 2016
Venue: NARO-Kawanda, Kampala, Uganda
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Postgraduate course “Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology”

University Ghent - Academic year 2016 - 2017
First on campus session (October 2016) is mantadory to attend
Venue: IPBO, Ghent, Belgium
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