Strengthening compliance and moving agricultural biotechnology forward in Bangladesh

Modern biotechnology offers powerful tools for improving agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability, and nutritional quality of foods. New crop varieties developed using biotechnology are cultivated by millions of large and small farmers in both industrial and developing countries. This website serves as a resource to strengthen compliance with the regulatory framework and also to effectively facilitate research and development of agricultural biotechnology activities in Bangladesh through the regulatory process for the benefit of farmers and societies.


The National Agricultural Policy 2018 lays special importance on the use of modern techniques, including biotechnology, for the development of stress-tolerant, disease resistant, and nutritious crop varieties. Genome editing is a revolutionary technology that enables both precise and efficient targeted modification in the genome of plants, thus accelerating the pace of plant breeding. The Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, prepared the Standard Operating Procedures for Research and Release of Genome Edited Plants of Categories of SDN-1 and SDN-2, 2023 to facilitate the research and release of genome edited crops that meet the needs of the farmers of Bangladesh and consumers.

Published by the South Asia Biosafety Program, Frequently Asked Questions: Genome Edited Plants provides information about genome edited plants in a simple language, so readers may better understand the science, applications, and policies at the global and national levels.


User's Guide to Biosafety Regulatory Process for GE Plants in Bangladesh is an informational resource for applicants and other stakeholders interested in understanding the regulatory processes associated with biosafety regulation in Bangladesh. It addresses applications for confined field trials, renewal applications for confined field trials, applications for environmental release for cultivation, importations for use in food, feed and processing, or importations for release into the environment.

Explore this site for biosafety information, regulatory guidelines and general biosafety resources. Make sure to visit frequently to see the latest material posted on this portal.

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