Biosafety Resource Book Series

The South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) launched the Biosafety Resource Book Series as part of its capacity development interventions that aim to inform researchers about the prevailing regulatory administrative system of Bangladesh. The first installment in the series, Biosafety Regulation and Processes in Bangladesh: A Guide for Researchers in Agricultural Biotechnology, was published on November 19, 2020, and additional books are planned for staggered release in 2021.

Biosafety Regulation and Processes in Bangladesh: A Guide for Researchers in Agricultural Biotechnology 

The first installment in the Biosafety Resource Book Series, this booklet outlines the regulatory processes functioning at different stages of research and development of GE crops. Under the present biosafety regime, it is crucial to follow these steps to take the GE research outcomes from the laboratory to the field and subsequently, to the farmers.

The first chapter of this booklet gives an overview of the biosafety regulations in Bangladesh. The second chapter outlines different issues that need to be considered at the beginning of an agricultural biotechnology project. It is followed by a description of the different steps in an application to conduct laboratory work on GE crops (Chapter 3). The final chapter (Chapter 4) deals with the application process for the cultivation of GE crops in Confined Field Trials, as well as release for field cultivation.