Prof. Marc Van Montagu has dedicated his career to science with the strong conviction that the promotion of knowledge and technology are vital for addressing the grand societal challenges. Plant biotechnology is one of the disciplines in science that can be used to tackle food security, malnutrition and climate change mitigation. What matters is bringing technology to those who need it the most. The International Plant Biotechnology Outreach (IPBO) platform, established in 2000, has created the “Marc and Nora Van Montagu (MNVM) Fund” with the aid of the King Baudouin Foundation.
This Fund will support
Which are valuable for Africa, and which focus on sustainable agriculture and agro-industry
In developing countries addressing a wide audience to underline the importance of plant biotechnology for society
Capacity building projects
To improve knowledge of plant breeding, plant biotechnology and related biosafety and regulatory frameworks
None of this would be possible without several sources of support. You too can contribute through a donation. From €40 upwards we will provide a fiscal attest that allows you to recuperate 45% of your donation in your tax return for next year.
For more information please contact Marc Heijde