National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2003-04-04 11:44 UTC (sarah.lukie@croplife.org)
Date of last update
2010-01-22 15:56 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-22 15:56 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Global Industry Coalition (GIC) projects: Biotechnology Research
Contact person
Ms. Sarah Lukie
Managing Director
Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs
Food & Agriculture, Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Suite 900
Washington, DC
USA, 200024
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Global
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Developing countries.
Start Date
Ending date
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: The Global Industry Coalition (GIC)
  • Type of Organization: Industry
Budget information
IDRC, European Community, USAID/ABSP
ODA/PSRP, World Bank
Rockefeller Foundation, Gatsby Charitable Foundation (UK)
Schering AG, NEDO (Japan)
Clive & Glenys James Biotechnology Training Fellowship
Availability of funds for participants
Activity details
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
To develop capacities for biosafety in support of research, development, transfer and use of biotechnologies in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Main outcomes
1)  Under the Development of Bioreactor Micropropagation Method for Pineapple project in Indonesia (  1990 - 1995) , the costs of micropropagated pineapple were reduced below conventional methods. DNAP also worked to develop improvements for the propagation of coffee, bananas and ornamental plants.

2)  The Rubber Tree Research in Malaysia (1993-94) continued at the RRIM to engineer a rubber tree to produce pharmaceuticals.
General thematic area(s)
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
  • Technology transfer
Additional Information
Additional Information
See a detailed list of other capacity-building initiatives supported by business and industry at the web link below: