The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) is brokering public-private sector partnerships to facilitate technology transfer. It has current regional projects to increase the productivity of maize, papaya, and sweetpotato. ISAAA is also establishing a new Asian knowledge center for crop biotechnology, based in the Philippines, in partnership with CAB International and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture. Its purpose is to make available timely and balanced information on the risks and benefits of crop biotechnology to interested parties in Asia. In doing so, it aims to provide training and study tours highlighting experiences not only in research but also with biosafety and intellectual property issues.
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